– An Alton resident is suing the city and Lewis & Clark Community College after she tripped and fell on the sidewalk.
M. Fish filed the suit April 12 in Madison County Circuit Court
against the City of Alton and Lewis & Clark Community College.
April 16, 2015, Fish claims she was using a sidewalk owned
and maintained by the defendants when she tripped and fell on an elevated
portion, she claims.
Fish alleges the defendants were negligent by allowing the
elevated ledge to exist on the sidewalk, failing to eliminate the
height variation, ignoring prior complaints about the condition of the
sidewalk and failing to erect warning signs about the dangerous
a result, the plaintiff claims she sustained severe
injuries, lost wages and value of time, large medical bills and
permanent disabilities, the suit alleges.
plaintiff seeks judgment against both defendants in excess of $50,000
plus court costs and any other remedy the court deems appropriate. She is
represented by Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt & Tobin in East Alton.
County Circuit Court case number 16-L-495