Woman files suit after tripping over bucket

By Joel Brakken | Oct 28, 2013

A woman is suing after she tripped and fell over a bucket while visiting a man's trailer home.

Carol Callaghan filed a lawsuit Oct. 17 in Cook County Circuit Court against Robert Schutzenhofer, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Schutzenhofer owned and operated a mobile home at 9001 Cicero Ave., Trailer 216, in Oak Lawn. Callaghan says that while visiting, she was washing dishes when Schutzenhofer placed a bucket of water behind her without telling her, causing her to trip and fall over the bucket and sustain injuries.

Callaghan is seeking damages in excess of $50,000. She is being represented in the case by attorneys David A. Statham and Stephanie L. Hovanec of Newman, Boyer & Statham Ltd.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L011516.

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