Foral carrier faces complaint over slip and fall stemming from broken truck handle

By Carol Ostrow | Feb 17, 2015

A man is suing a Chicagoland wholesale floral carrier, claiming he was injured when the door handle of one of its trucks broke.

Brian Warren filed a lawsuit Feb. 3 in Cook County Circuit Court against Floral Express Inc., Thomas Gajda and Joseph Gajda, accusing them of failing to properly inspect, maintain and repair a truck they owned.

According to the complaint, Warren was injured on Nov. 16, 2013, when he slipped and fell after the door handle broke while exiting the passenger seat of the defendants' freight liner truck while parked in the 5600 Block of North Major Avenue in Chicago.

Warren claims the defendants should have inspected the truck to ensure its safety and informed Warren of the handle’s dangerous condition. He is seeking damages and is represented by Chicago attorney Maurice E. Dusky.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2015L001099.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. 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 represents only one side of the story.

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