Chicago, IL (October 29, 2020) – A 51-year-old man was injured on Tuesday, October 27, after falling from a set of elevated tracks in the West Garfield Park area of Chicago.
Local reports revealed that the incident occurred at around 11:20 p.m. that evening. The man was crossing the elevated tracks when he fell onto the roadway in the 4000 block of W. Lake Street. Emergency responders were called to the scene to render aid to the injured party.
The man was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. At this time, the cause of the crash has not been reported. The identity of the injured party has been withheld at this time.
No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the incident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Slip & Fall Accidents in Chicago
Slip and fall accidents are incredibly common and can happen to anyone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one million Americans suffer injuries resulting from a slip and fall each year. More than 17,000 people across the United States are killed annually in slip and fall accidents. An estimated 60% of falls reported each year happen from heights of less than ten feet.
In order to recover compensation after a crash, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the personal injury process. An experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case, make sure your legal rights are secured, and ensure that the liable party is held accountable for their role in the accident.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an Illinois slip and fall accident, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim, and we have a proven track record of helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their damages after a crash. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Chicago slip and fall attorneys can do for you.
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