Silvis woman seeks $50K in lawsuit after claiming she fell on snow, ice


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Posted Online: Dec. 03, 2012, 10:55 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com
A resident of Illini Towers in Silvis is suing the apartment company and Ross Financial Services Inc., claiming that snow and ice negligently left on the property caused her to slip and fall two years ago.

Katherin Vargas is seeking more than $50,000 in damages alleging she suffered "severe, extensive and permanent injuries" from a fall on Dec. 12, 2010, while she was walking her dog, according to the suit filed on Friday in Rock Island County Circuit Court.

The suit claims the apartment complex at 940 Crosstown Ave., Silvis, was negligent for failing to remove the "unnatural accumulation of snow and ice" on the property where elderly people and those with disabilities also walked.

In her complaint, Ms. Vargas states she has incurred physical pain and suffering, as well as numerous medical bills, since her fall.

Representatives from Illini Towers could not be reached for comment on Monday.

















 



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