ST. LOUIS — A man who says he was hit in the head by a piece of guttering is suing a building owner, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

John Crawford filed a complaint on Feb. 5 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Williams Temple Neighborhood Outreach Org. Inc., alleging that the building owner failed to exercise ordinary care to avoid injuring others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 4, 2017 he was struck in the head by a piece of guttering that fell from the defendant's building  at 532 Northland Ave. He allegedly suffered severe, permanent and painful injuries; and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because the company allegedly failed to properly maintain its premises by permitting a loose piece of guttering to be left unrepaired, allowing it to fall and hit him on the head.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks damages in a fair and reasonable amount that is greater than $25,000, together with costs of court. He is represented by Brandon L. Williams of The Williams Bloc LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-00248

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