Collinsville CUSD 10 sued by former student over injuries sustained on school steps

Kelly Holleran Sep. 11, 2012, 4:33am

A former Collinsville Community Unit School District student claims she sustained injuries to her head, body, left arm, left hip and low back after falling on broken concrete steps.

Autumn Perkins filed a lawsuit Sept. 7 in Madison County Circuit Court against Collinsville Community Unit School District No. 10.

In her complaint, Perkins claims she fell on broken concrete steps on Sept. 23, 2011, while she was a pupil at Collinsville Community Unit School District No. 10.

Because of the incident, in addition to her injuries, Perkins became sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled and suffered disability, according to the complaint. Perkins experienced pain and suffering, endured an impaired earning capacity and incurred medical costs, the suit states.

Perkins blames Collinsville Community Unit School District No. 10 for causing her injuries, saying the school district negligently failed to properly barricade the broken concrete steps, failed to warn of dangerous conditions, failed to inspect the steps within a reasonable amount of time and allowed the concrete steps to remain broken.

In her two-count complaint, Perkins seeks a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

John Hustava of Collinsville will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-1439.

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