Highland resident sues over parking lot trip and fall

Kelly Holleran Jul. 21, 2010, 5:00am

A woman has filed suit against the owners of a Highland building, alleging she sustained injuries after tripping on a parking block.

Barbara Zurliene claims she lived at 120 Suppinger, and defendants Plaza North Condominium Owners Association and Terra Properties owned and maintained the parking lot adjacent to the premises.

On June 25, as Zurliene was walking in the parking lot, she tripped and fell over a parking block, according to the complaint filed July 7 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Because of her fall, Zurliene was severely and permanently injured, sustained great pain and mental anguish and incurred substantial medical costs, the complaint says.

The defendants negligently failed to properly light the parking lot and failed to make the parking block visible so Zurliene could avoid tripping on it, the suit states.

In her two-count complaint, Zurliene is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

Ronald J. Foster Jr. of Schoen, Walton, Telken and Foster in East St. Louis will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-714.

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