ST. LOUIS — A Jefferson County man is suing a realty firm, alleging it failed to warn residents of a dangerous condition on the premises of an apartment complex.

Matthew Gould filed a complaint on June 1 in St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Helix Realty alleging that the defendant failed to use ordinary care in maintaining the condition of the apartment premises to avoid accidents happening to residents and invitees.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Jan. 13, 2017, while walking to the door of the defendant's apartment building, plaintiff slipped and fell due to ice-melting chemicals on the paved walkway of the apartment. As a result, Gould claims he suffered physical injuries, medical bills and costs relating to his medical treatment. 

The plaintiff holds Helix Realty responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to remove the melted ice and chemicals from its walkway and failed to warn residents and invitees of the slippery walkway.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount to be determined by the jury greater than $25,000, and for any further just and proper relief. He is represented by Gary Burger of Burger Law in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC01454

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