Ben Hart Feb. 20, 2014, 1:00pm

A Cook County woman is suing over claims she sustained injuries entering a Schaumburg restaurant.

Helen J. Nichols filed a lawsuit on Feb. 14 in the Cook County District Court against Chandler's Chophouse and Banquets Inc. and Ala Carte Entertainment Inc., citing negligence.

Nichols claims that on March 3, 2012, she suffered injuries when she tripped and fell at Chandler's Chophouse and Banquets, at 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.

According to the suit, Nichols tripped on a plastic fork that was stuck in the carpet, resulting in her sustaining serious injuries, including injury to her left knee.

Nichols is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and is being represented in the case by Chicago attorneys John C. Wunsch and Gregory E. Polites.

Cook County District Court Case No. 2014L001547.

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, 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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