Whitney Brakken Jan. 3, 2014, 2:00pm

A woman is suing over claims she fell on broken glass while going down the stairs.

Melinda Collins filed a lawsuit Nov. 6 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Residential Investments LLC, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Gollins sustained serious injuries on Dec. 23, 2011, when broken glass caused her to trip and fall on stairs while at the defendant's premises at 1412 State Line Road in Calumet City.

She claims the defendant negligently caused the premises to become and remain in an unsafe condition by having glass on the stairs.

The plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000. She is being represented by Benjamin & Shapiro Ltd.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L012264.

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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