Man falls down stairs and sues

By Joel Brakken | Dec 5, 2013

A man is suing after he fell down an unlit staircase.

Robert Musselman filed a lawsuit Nov. 25 in the Cook County Circuit Court against J Bradley Webb, Kathleen Webb, Packey Webb Ford LP, Packey Webb Ford LP, doing business as Packey Webb Auto Center, Salvino (last name unknown), individually and as agent of Packey Webb Ford LP and/or Packey Webb Ford LP, doing business as Packey Webb Auto Center, citing negligence.

According to the plaintiff, on Dec. 1, 2011, Musselman was lawfully on the defendant's property at 2S645 Arboretum Road in Glen Ellyn, when he fell down the stairs. The defendants negligently failed to maintain the light at the top of the stairs, causing the stairway to be dark, according to the complaint.

Musselman is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. He is being represented in the case by Maurice E. Dusky PC.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L013474.

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 that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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