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Summary judgment for the Village of East Hazel Crest for unnatural accumulation slip and fall

April 10, 2018

In the matter of Giroux v. Village of East Hazel Crest, Plaintiff alleged that as a result of a ice patch unnaturally caused by a nearby melting snow mound created by the Village, that she was caused to slip and fall sustaining a fracture of her ankle that required surgery. Plaintiff demanded $350,000 to which there was no offer. On March 7, 2018, Judge Kathy Flanagan ruled in favor of the Village finding that she failed to demonstrate that the ice patch was unnaturally caused and that the Village did not have a duty to make the area where she fell safe for pedestrian use as it was in the middle of a street. 2018.03.07 – order (grant MSJ)

This was a hard fought case with one of the top personal injury firms in the city, Clifford Law Offices. As no appeal was taken, this matter is closed.