Molly English-Bowers Dec. 8, 2015, 1:31pm


An East Alton man is suing a Wood River property owner, alleging negligence after he was injured during a fall on stairs owned and controlled by the defendant. 

Larry Kemp Sr. filed a lawsuit on Nov. 24 in Madison County Circuit Court against Henry Gogloza of Wood River, alleging negligence.

According the complaint, on June 20, the plaintiff, who was visiting a tenant who resides at a property owned by the defendant at 212 12th St., Wood River, slipped and fell on the staircase on the outside of the premises. 

As a result, the suit says, the plaintiff was injured permanently, he has incurred and will incur medical bills and is unable to attend to his usual duties.

Kemp seeks at least $50,000, court costs and attorney fees. He is represented by attorney William E. Miller III of Alton.

Madison Country Circuit Court case number 15-L-1528.

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