Tenant lodges complaint over alleged elevator injuries

By Ben Hart | May 22, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing over claims she was injured by a negligently maintained elevator in her apartment building.

Yvonne Tookes filed a lawsuit May 7 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Nautilus Investments LLC Jeffery and Nautilus Investments LLC, citing negligence.

According to the suit, Tookes suffered injuries when she fell trying to get off an elevator at the defendants' apartment building at 6731 S. Jeffery Blvd. in Chicago. She claims the defendants failed to inspect, repair and maintain the elevator, which resulted in it stopping in a position that wasn't level with a floor.

Tookes alleges she suffered contusions, lacerations, broken bones and severe shock to her nervous system.

She is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and is being represented in the case by Chicago attorney Carl S. Salvato of Salvato and O'Toole.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L004988.

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, 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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