Honoree sues Collinsville after tripping at City Hall post-presentation

Kelly Holleran Jun. 7, 2011, 4:51am

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A woman who was presented an award from the city of Collinsville is now suing the city over a trip and fall incident that occurred after she left the presentation.

Andrea Mull claims she was leaving Collinsville City Hall after receiving an award on May 24, 2010, when the incident occurred.

"The Plaintiff was caused to suffer injuries of a serious nature, as hereinafter alleged, when while walking along the aforementioned sidewalk, she caught her foot and fell forward, striking her toes, knees and face," the suit filed May 23 in Madison County Circuit Court states.

The complaint does not indicate what type of award Mull received. A phone call to the city clerk had not been returned at press time.

Because of her fall, Mull suffered injuries to her face, teeth, eye socket and knees and suffered great pain, the complaint says. In addition, she claims she incurred medical costs and has been prevented from attending to her usual duties and affairs.

The city of Collinsville negligently failed to maintain a sidewalk that had uneven segments and failed to warn Mull of the defects in the sidewalk, according to the complaint.

In her complaint, Mull is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

She will be represented by Bernard J. Ysursa of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer and Shevlin in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-486.

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