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Missouri man blames Sierra Management for slip in icy parking lot

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 17, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Missouri man is suing managers of a shopping plaza, alleging negligence over injuries he says he experienced when he fell in an icy parking lot.


Stephen Maldonado filed the lawsuit March 4 in Madison County Circuit Court against Madison Plaza Associates, Sierra Management Corp., Sierra Financial Ltd., and Sierra Financial Group Ltd., alleging negligence. 

All four defendants are companies registered to conduct business in Illinois and they owned, leased, possessed, managed, operated or occupied the Madison Plaza property at 2811 Homer Adams Parkway, Alton.


According to the complaint, on March 5, 2014, Maldanado was on the Madison Plaza premises when he slipped and fell on the parking lot which contained in an unnatural accumulation of ice. As a result of the fall, the suit says, the plaintiff suffered an injury to his right knee that required medical, surgical and rehabilitative treatment.

The suit states the plaintiff lost earnings because his ability to work has been limited, he experiences pain and suffering, and he has sustained a permanent injury and disability.

Maldonado seeks at least $50,000 from each of the four defendants, plus court costs. He is represented by attorney Shaun M. Lieser of the Lieser Law Firm LLC in St. Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-305

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