A personal injury case brought against Dr. Michael Jones, Dr. John Kleinhoffer and Frey Properties was filed at the Madison County Circuit Court on Dec. 14. Geraldine Augustine claims she slipped and fell on ice outside her doctors’ office on December 17, 2007, in Highland Illinois. The office of Jones and Kleinhoffer was leased from Frey Properties.
The suit states that the doctors’ office did not provide a safe entry into their establishment during icy conditions which resulted in the plaintiffs injuries. Augustine suffered from a torn rotator cuff in her left arm. She also incurred medical, hospital, physical therapy, and pharmacy costs. Augustine is seeking a judgement of $225,000 plus costs in this case.
Something as simple as a freshly mopped floor or an unmaintained walkway can result in patients possibly getting seriously injured. Thousands of people are hurt in slip and fall accidents every year. Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises safe and should be held accountable if they fail to do so.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident please contact the attorneys at WWF&G, located at 603 Henry St. in Alton Illinois. (618) 462-1077. All attorneys are licensed in both Missouri and Illinois.