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Man claims he fell several stories after apartment terrace collapsed

By Michael Abella | Oct 27, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing an apartment building owner and two businesses after an Alton terrace allegedly collapsed.  

Tyler Green filed a complaint on Oct. 7 in Madison County Circuit Court against Russell Smith, Bossanova of Alton Inc. and Olive Oil Marketplace Inc., alleging that they failed to exercise due care for the safety of their tenants.

According to the complaint, Green alleges that on Sept. 18, he was lawfully standing on the terrace of an apartment owned and operated by the defendants when the terrace collapsed, causing him to fall multiple stories below.

As a result, Green claims he sustained life-threatening physical and neurological injuries that made him liable for large medical expenses.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants negligently operated an apartment that had an unsafe terrace and failed to maintain a property free of hazards.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $75,000, plus costs. He is represented by Thomas Q. Keefe of Keefe, Keefe & Unsell PC in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1413

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