The Cook County Record May 20, 2014, 9:30am

A woman is suing over claims she was injured on a defective riser at her South Side apartment building.

Bernice Bellamy filed a lawsuit May 2 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Jackson Parkside Apartments Inc. and Woodlawn Community Development Corp., citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Bellamy was a tenant of the defendants' apartment building on South Harper Avenue in Chicago on Sept. 12, when she tripped on a riser near the door and sustained injuries.

She accuses the defendants of failing to maintain the property and keep it free of hazards.

Bellamy is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorney Mark L. Karno of Mark L. Karno & Associates.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L004826.

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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