Whitney Brakken Apr. 15, 2014, 1:55pm

The owners and manager of a Maywood apartment complex are facing a lawsuit after a visitor fell from a balcony.

Jerrod Blackman filed a lawsuit April 10 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Andre Nelson and Global Estates LLC, citing negligence.

The complaint states Blackman was visiting a tenant at the defendants' apartment complex at 2109 S. Fifth Ave. in Maywood on May 23, 2010, when he fell approximately 12 feet after the railing he was leaning against broke free from the building.

Blackman is seeking more than $50,000 in damages, plus costs, and is being represented in the case by Daniel R. Seidman of Law Offices of Steven J. Seidman.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L004081.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. 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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