Joel Brakken Nov. 1, 2013, 8:15am

A man is suing after he was allegedly hit in the head and injured by an apartment complex employee.

Austin Sprouse filed a lawsuit Oct. 24 in Cook County Circuit Court against Russell McKinley and Eagle Ridge Apartments LLC, citing negligence, intentional tort and negligent hiring.

According to the complaint, McKinley was an employee of Eagle Ridge Apartments at 3305 W. Commercial Ave. in South Chicago Heights. The complaint alleges that while working, McKinley injured Sprouse by hitting him in the head, while Sprouse was legally on the premises.

Sprouse is seeking damages in excess of $50,000. He is being represented in the case by attorney Scott B. Wolfman of the Law Offices of Scott B. Wolfman & Associates PC.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L011759.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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