Suing for Injury Caused by a Manhole Cover

In Moore v. State (1991), 43 Ill. Ct. Cl. 204, the Court made an award for an injury caused by a manhole cover that was depressed below the surface of the concrete sidewalk two and one-half inches, finding that such a step down in a pedestrian walkway could be an unsafe condition and the State had notice of it. (See 43 Ill. Ct. Cl. 204, 206.) Allowing an award in that case, the Court found the Claimant to be guilty of 50% comparative fault.