Skip and Fall Injury on a Cracked Sidewalk

In West v. City of Hoopeston, 146 Ill.App.3d. 538, 497 N.E.2d 170, 100 Ill. Dec. 290 (Ill.App.Ct. 1986), the plaintiff tripped on a cracked and uneven portion of sidewalk. The Illinois Appellate court found that depth of the crack, measuring only 1;4 inch, was slight, but that the two inch wide broken area between the slabs was sufficiently wide that a reasonable man could anticipate danger to persons walking upon it affirmed the verdict. Id. at 543.