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Woman alleges injuries from hole after tree removal

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 1, 2017

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BELLEVILLE — A woman claims she was injured when she fell in a hole allegedly left by a tree service company after removing a tree.

Alijah Sanders filed a complaint on July 17 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Greener Lawns Tree Services and The Housing Authority of the City of East St. Louis, doing business as Samuel Gompers Homes, alleging the defendants failed to keep its work area in a reasonably safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 31, 2015, she walked through a common space to exit the premises and fell into a hole created by Greener Lawns Tree Service. The tree company had allegedly previously removed a tree and its stump from the common space. 

As a result, Sanders claims she suffered physical injuries, disability and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to maintain common areas, failed to cover the hole so as not to allow a dangerous condition to exist and failed to warn of the hole.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount greater than $50,000 plus cost of suit and any other further relief the court deems just and proper. 

She is represented by Lanny Darr of Darr Law Offices, Ltd. in Alton.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-373

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