Auto parts store customer alleges negligence after falling in aisle

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 25, 2015

A Cook County man is suing an auto parts business, alleging premises liability after falling in an aisle.

Kevin Alsup filed a lawsuit June 24 against Autozone Parts in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging professional negligence in a 2013 accident.

According to the complaint, on June 27 ,2013, Alsup was a customer on the defendant’s premises, 11550 S. Halsted St., Chicago, when he tripped and fell on merchandise that had been stacked in the aisle and he sustained injuries. The suit states Autozone was negligent by failing to maintain its aisles free from obstacles, hazards and defective conditions, that it had knowledge of the unsafe positioning of the merchandise and failed to correct it, and that it neglected to inform customers of the obstacle.

The suit says as a direct and proximate result of the defendant’s wrongful acts or omissions, the plaintiff suffered both temporary and permanent disabling injuries to his head, body, mind, limbs and nervous system, incurring medical expenses and hindrance from attending to his usual affairs and duties.

Alsup seeks damages in excess of the jurisdictional minimum plus attorney fees and costs. He is represented by Pope & Jaburek of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L0006477.

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