Postal worker sues home owners for cracked steps

Ann Knef Jun. 5, 2006, 7:52am

A letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office is suing the owners of an East St. Louis residence for tripping on cracked steps.

Lucille Robinson claims she sustained injuries to various parts of her body after she fell while descending the steps at 2427 Cleveland Ave. on May 13.

Represented by B. Jay Dowling of Sterling and Dowling in Fairview Heights, Robinson is seeking in excess of $100,000 in damages, plus costs of the suit.

According to the complaint filed May 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Ida Morris and Gloria Green are the home owners.

The suit claims Morris and Green failed to maintain, repair, inspect and barricade the steps leading to the residence. It also alleges that the defendants failed to warn that the steps provided an uneven walking surface.

Robinson claims she suffered pain, permanent disability and loss of a normal life.

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