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Woman sues Wheeling-based flight services company for injuries after she was struck by baggage cart on tarmac

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 3, 2015

A Cook County resident filed suit against an air flight service company after she was struck by a baggage cart being driven on a tarmac at a New Jersey airport.

Cindy Galvin filed suit May 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against Signature Flight Support Corp., of Wheeling, claiming liability in a May 2014 injury.

The defendant operates three Cook County offices, according to the filing. The suit states the plaintiff and her husband flew from Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on May 28, 2014, and they used the defendant’s baggage loading services prior to takeoff and its unloading services after arrival.

According to the complaint, an employee operating a baggage cart collided with the plaintiff on the Teterboro tarmac, allegedly knocking her off her feet and causing her to strike her head on the ground.

The plaintiff cites Signature for failure to properly operate the bellman’s cart, train its employees, provide adequate warning to the plaintiff, and avoid colliding with her.

Claiming personal and pecuniary injuries, the plaintiff seeks compensation of more than $50,000, plus attorney’s fees and costs. She is represented in the case by attorney Phillip Harnett Corboy Jr., of Corboy & Demetrio Law Firm in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No.: 15-L-5259.

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