Joel Brakken Dec. 4, 2013, 9:00am

A man is suing over allegations a poorly maintained porch and railing caused him to fall.

Dwayne Mays filed a lawsuit Nov. 19 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Southern Point Properties Inc., citing negligence.

According to the plaintiff, Mays was lawfully using the front porch and its railing at 15705 Myrtle Ave. in Harvey on May 9, when the porch railing caused him to violently fall to the ground.

He claims the defendant negligently maintained the front porch and railing.

Mays is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional limits. He is being represented in the case by Karchmar & Lambert PC.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L013267.

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

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