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Chicago Slip and Fall: Woman Settles Cook County Injury Lawsuit with Brookfield Zoo
Allecyn Edwards, the woman who fell in 2008 while attending a dolphin show at the Brookfield Zoo, has settled her Chicago injury case. Per court documents, she spent more than $25,000 on medical bills after she hurt herself during the Cook County fall accident.
She sued the Brookfield Zoo last year alleging negligence over the Chicago slip and fall incident. She says the zoo should have made sure that the concrete deck around the dolphin pool was coated so that people wouldn?t get hurt. Edwards claimed that water had eroded the surface of the deck and that the zoo knew (or should have known) this would happen. The Brookfield Zoo, which is run by the Chicago Zoological Society, has since coated the deck.
In other Chicago premises liability news, Jennie Hernandez, the mother of Pedro Suarez III, is suing the Tribune Co. for his injuries to a child. Hernandez claims that on August 11, her son sustained permanent injury and disfigurement when a Chicago Tribune newspaper dispenser on the Southwest Side tipped over and struck him.
Hernandez contends that the newspaper company should have made sure that the dispenser was properly secured and could support its inventory. Mother and son are seeking over $50,000 for Chicago injuries to a minor.
Property owners can be held liable for Chicago personal injury If a hazard on the premise that could have and should have been remedied causes injuries to another. Slip and fall, inadequate security, falling merchandise, defective products on the property, and failure to warn are just some of the reasons why people end up suing a premise owner for damages.
Woman settles lawsuit against Brookfield Zoo, Riverside/Brookfield Landmark, October 26, 2010
Suit: Boy hurt by Tribune newspaper stand, seeks over $50K, Sun-Times, October 25, 2010
Chicago Slip and Fall: Woman Sues Brookfield Zoo Because Splashing Dolphins Wet the Floor, Chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com, September 2, 2009
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Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Zoological Society
Premises Liability, Justia
Premises Liability Blog Posts, Chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com
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