A Chicago woman has sued a scrap metal business, alleging premises negligence.
Estela Herrera, of Chicago, filed a lawsuit June 2 in Cook County Circuit Court against City Scrap Metal Inc., a Missouri company doing business in Illinois, alleging premises liability in a 2014 accident.
According to the filing, on Feb. 18, 2014, at the defendant's owned and operated a business at 18815 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, Herrera slipped and fell on the City Scrap Metal premises.
The complaint cites City Scrap Metal for failing to: provide proper lighting; adequately inspect the premises; warn patrons of a slippery condition; and maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition. The suit says the defendant knew or should have known of the hazardous condition of its floor.
The suit states Herrera sustained personal, pecuniary and permanent injuries, including physical and emotional impairment, and that she has been prevented from attending to her usual affairs and duties, has lost income, and anticipates diminished earning capacity in the future.
Herrera seeks actual damages in excess of $50,000, plus attorney fees and costs. She is represented by attorney Howard Miller of Fichera & Miller in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2015L0005586.