Dangerous sidewalk blamed in personal injury complaint

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 14, 2007, 4:30am

A Granite City woman who fell outside her home filed a personal injury suit in Madison County Circuit Nov. 5, alleging her sidewalk is dangerous.

According to the complaint, Sharon Fulcher resides at the Kirkpatrick Homes which is run by the defendant, Granite City Housing Authority.

Fulcher claims that on Nov. 6, 2006 she attempted to walk from her residence onto the sidewalk leading from her home when she tripped and fell on an elevated concrete step between her home and the sidewalk.

She claims Granite City Housing Authority negligently failed to properly mark the step so that it was safe to use, failed to warn of the presence of the step, obscured the presence of the step from possible pedestrian use and constructed the step without consideration for safety.

Fulcher claims the fall caused serious injuries that caused her to lose wages, sustain great pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost her normal enjoyment of life.

Represented by Morgan Scroggins of Granite City, Fulcher is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 plus costs of the suit.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge David Hylla.

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