Visitor sues Wood River property owner over trip, fall

By Michael Abella | Feb 27, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County man is suing a Wood River property owner, alleging his negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff. 

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County man is suing a Wood River property owner after he allegedly tripped on uneven steps and fell.

Larry Kemp Sr. filed a complaint Feb. 22 in Madison County Circuit Court against Henry Gogloza, alleging he breached his duty to provide a safe premises.

According to the complaint, on June 20, 2015, Kemp was visiting a tenant who resided at the property owned by Gogloza at 212 12th St. in Wood River. As he was walking down the steps, Kemp claims he fell, causing him to sustain injuries to his back. 

The lawsuit states Kemp has suffered physical and mental pain, disfigurement, lost wages and incurred medical expenses.

The plaintiff alleges Gogloza negligently maintained an exit and entryway staircase that was in disrepair, uneven and different in sizes and failed to repair the dangerous condition prior to leasing.

Kemp seeks trial by jury, judgment exceeding $50,000, plus costs of suit.

He is represented by attorney Michael P. Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-277

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