Molly English-Bowers Feb. 18, 2016, 1:20pm


EDWARDSVILLE – A visitor to a Godfrey apartment complex is suing the owners, alleging negligence over a slip and fall on ice that she says  resulted in injuries.

Brittney Turner filed the lawsuit Feb. 5 in Madison County Circuit Court against V&G Partnership, Joseph A. Volk Jr. Revocable Trust, Joseph Volk, Benjamin Volk and Tycon Builders LLC, alleging negligence.

The complaint states Benjamin Volk and Joseph Volk own the property known as Lewis and Clark Apartments, in Godfrey and they under the name V&G Partnership. On Feb. 9, 2014, the suit says, Turner was a guest of a resident at the apartment complex and there was an unnatural accumulation of ice on the parking lot in the common area of the property. The plaintiff slipped on that ice and fell, injuring herself, the lawsuit states.

The suit says the defendants negligence includes failing to properly maintain the parking lot, allowing ice to accumulate, making the parking lot and sidewalks unsafe, failing to warn the plaintiff of the unsafe condition of the parking lot, failing to inspect the parking lot; failing to provide proper lighting on the property, among other examples.

Tycon Builders LLC provided snow removal services on the property but the suit alleges it did a negligent job of removing snow and ice on Feb. 9, 2014.  

As a result of the plaintiff's slip and fall, the suit alleges  she will continue to incur medical bills, has lost wages and suffered disfigurement, pain and disability, will continue to be deprived of the ordinary pleasures of life and her overall health has been greatly impaired.

Turner seeks seeks a judgment from each defendant of more than $50,000, plus court costs. She is represented by George H. Albers of Roth Law Offices LLC in Granite City.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-177

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