Ruel Reyes Apr. 22, 2016, 12:29pm

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing Chicago contractors, alleging their negligence caused a temporary fence to collapse on her. 

Jane Choi filed a lawsuit April 20, in Cook County Circuit Court against Global Builders, Inc. and Driven Fence, Inc., alleging negligence when the defendants failed to exercise reasonable care in maintaining the safeness of its construction site.

According to the complaint, on July 23, 2015, while Choi was walking near a temporary construction site in Chicago, she was injured when a temporary fence fell and struck her. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to inspect its construction premises to ensure the safety of any individuals lawfully near or inside the property.

The suit says the plaintiff suffered injuries of a personal, permanent and pecuniary nature.

Choi seeks a trial by jury, damages of more than $50,000, plus the costs of suit. She is represented by attorney Michael A. Hume of Cary J. Wintroub & Associates in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016L003997

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