CHICAGO — A man is suing his landlords, alleging negligence, liability and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.
Timothy LeFevour filed a complaint on Feb. 28 in Cook County Circuit Court against defendants identified as Dominic Schwartz and Megan M. Schwartz , alleging they failed to keep the staircase on their property reasonably safe.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 23, 2015, he sustained physical injuries to his body including having to undergo epidural injections to his back, when a wooden tread on a stairway leading to his apartment allegedly failed under his weight. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they defendants allegedly failed to keep the premises safe despite his warning that the stairway might be defective.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000 plus court costs and any further relief this court grants. He is represented by James G. Bonebrake of Friedman & Bonebrake, P.C. in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2017L002124