Two family members who were sued after a man fell from a ladder while attempting to repair a Pontoon Beach building are seeking an extension of time to answer.
Defendants Ronald Shafer Sr. and Susan Shafer entered their appearance pro se on June 13 and filed a motion for a 90-day extension.
They argue that they have contacted Julie Kiely-Rempe of Consumer’s First Insurance Agency in St. Louis. They have not yet received any notification from their insurance company or their attorneys and argue that an extension will allow them time to take care of the matter.
Ronald Shafer Jr. filed the complaint May 1 against Ian Shafer, Ronald Shafer Sr. and Susan Shafer.
In his complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 4, 2016, he was injured while helping to repair the defendants’ building in Pontoon Beach when he fell from a ladder.
The plaintiff claims the defendants failed to hold the ladder in place and failed to warn him that no one was holding on to the ladder.
As a result, he alleges he suffered severe and permanent injuries, including a fractured ankle, and incurred medical expenses.
The plaintiff is represented by Thomas G. Kemper of Butler & Kemper in Granite City.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-578