Roofing supplies fall from Granite City apartment building, injury suit claims

Kelly Holleran Jul. 26, 2012, 1:52am


A woman claims she sustained head, back, neck and shoulder injuries after roofing supplies toppled from the roof of her apartment building and struck her.

Abbey Huffaker filed a lawsuit July 16 in Madison County Circuit Court against Laura Prindable, Dee Prindable, Clyde E. Counts, Gloria J. Counts and Clyde E. Counts Trust.

In her complaint, Huffaker claims she was walking up the stairs to her apartment at Sir John Court Apartments in Granite City on July 14, 2010, when a roll of roofing/tar paper fell about 20 feet from the top of the building and struck her in the head, back, neck and shoulder.

In addition to her injuries, Huffaker sustained a sprain to her cervical spine and right shoulder; experienced pain and suffering; incurred medical costs; and lost income, according to the complaint.

She blames the defendants, who owned the building, for contributing to her injuries, saying they knew of the dangerous condition on their property but failed to fix it.

In her two-count complaint, Huffaker seeks actual damages, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

William T. Dowd and Richard K. Dowd of Dowd and Dowd in St. Louis will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-1023.

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