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Woman alleges injuries from trip, fall in parking lot

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 25, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman claims she tripped and fell in the parking lot while exiting PetSmart.

Pamela M. Prosser filed a complaint on July 20 in the Madison County Circuit Court against The Glen Carbon Development, LLC; TKG Management, Inc. doing business as The Kroenke Group; Milan Green Management, LLC; The Management, Inc. and PetSmart, Inc., alleging the defendants failed to maintaining the parking lot in good condition to avoid the risk of harm to people on the property.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 31, 2015, she was leaving the PetSmart store and was walking on the Cottonwood Plaza near the defendants' premises. She claims she tripped and fell from a hole in the parking lot while pushing her shopping cart towards a cart corral near her car. 

As a result, Prosser claims she sustained serious physical injuries, great pain, disability and became liable for medical care. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants allowed a hazardous condition to be created in the parking lot, failed to perform appropriate maintenance and management of the parking lot to fix and prevent a hazardous condition and failed to warn of the hole or otherwise protect individuals of the hazardous condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit, and for any other and further relief as equity and law may require. 

She is represented by Thomas J. Lech and Gregory R. Jones of Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, PC in Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-001044

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