Trip and fall over carpet leads to lawsuit against realty group

Ben Hart May 28, 2014, 9:00am

A Cook County resident is suing over claims he sustained injuries after falling down the stairs at his apartment building.

Jeffery Gregg filed a lawsuit May 5 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Novo Realty Group LLC and 7950 Exchange LLC, citing negligence.

According to the suit, Gregg fell down the stairs in the common area of the apartment building he lived in at 7952 S. Exchange St. in Chicago. He claims the defendant failed to maintain the stairs and hallway in the apartment and left the carpeting on the stairs torn and loose, which the suit alleges resulted in Gregg tripping and falling.

He alleges he suffered injuries to his head, body, mind, limbs and nervous system, requiring medical attention.

Gregg is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional minimum and court costs. He is being represented by Chicago attorney Donald W. Jaburek Jr. of Pope & Jaburek P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L004904.

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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