Jiffy Lube sued by customer who claims door hit her in head

By Matt Russell | Jan 14, 2014

Wanda Smith filed a lawsuit Oct. 15 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Jiffy Lube No. 236 and Sy-Low Inc., doing business as Jiffy Lube, citing premises liability.

According to the complaint, Smith brought her vehicle to the defendant's garage at 8265 S. Chicago Ave. in Chicago for service Dec. 7, 2011. While on the premises, Smith claims she was injured when an overhead garage door closed and struck her in the head.

The incident caused Smith to be hospitalized and suffer injuries, the suit states.

Smith is seeking damages in excess of $50,000. She is being represented in the case by attorney John T. Cichon of Polansky & Cichon Chtd.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L011384.

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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