Broken mirror blamed in Motel 6 suit

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 10, 2005, 5:58am

Janell Starkey filed a $50,000 personal injury suit against Motel 6 in Caseyville claiming a bathroom mirror fell from the wall and cut her right leg on Aug. 10, 2004.

According to the complaint filed in Madison County Circuit Court Aug. 8, the incident caused Starkey to sustain pain and suffering, incur medical expenses, lose wages, suffer a diminution of earning capacity and become disabled.

Starkey claims on the date of her visit to the motel, Motel 6 was negligent and careless by failing to inspect the mirror for defects and if it was properly fastened, and failed to warn her of the condition of the mirror.

Starkey is represented by Lance Mallon of Wood River. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron.

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