Storage center sued over renter's trip injuries

Kelly Holleran Feb. 5, 2010, 6:43am

A St. Clair County woman has filed suit against a storage facility and its manager, saying a raised driveway caused her to trip and suffer permanent damage to her finger.

Eunice Gail Greer claims she was unloading boxes from a storage unit she rented from defendant Safe Lock Storage 2, but while doing so, tripped and fell on the raised edge of the driveway.

According to the complaint filed Jan. 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, because of her fall, Greer suffered damage to her fifth proximal phalanx of her left hand and underwent surgery. However, she suffered permanent damage to her finger and no longer has the full range of motion in her finger, the suit states.

In addition, she suffered pain, disfigurement, emotional distress and mental anguish; lost her ability to enjoy life in full; and incurred medical costs, the complaint says.

Greer blames Safe Lock Storage 2 and defendant Safe Lock Storage Manager Jeffrey Q. Parrish for her fall, saying the facility negligently designed the driveway in an unreasonably dangerous condition and failed to warn Greer of the driveway's raised elevation.

In her three-count suit, Greer seeks a judgment of more than $150,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Paul J. Evans and Angela Davidson-Garlick of The Evans Law Firm in O'Fallon will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-40.

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