ST. LOUIS — An individual is suing a city, citing alleged failure to protect and warn the public of the defective sidewalk.

Christina Gilliam filed a complaint in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against the city of St. Louis, alleging that the defendant failed its duty to provide a safe sidewalk for the public.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 13, 2015, she was at a restaurant when she lost her balance and fall forward into a nearby tree growing in a planter. She claims the fall is due to a defective sidewalk that the defendant owns, controls and is responsible for. 

As a result, Gilliam claims she suffered physical injuries, was deprived of income and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff holds the city of St. Louis responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to exercise ordinary care and should have known that the sidewalk condition rendered not reasonably safe for the persons using the said sidewalk.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in a sum that will justly and reasonably compensate for injuries and damages sustained, and for further relief the court deems proper. She is represented by Bob Kister of Bob Kister Injury Law LLC in Herculaneum.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10924

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