A woman fell in a hole that had been covered up by a rug in the lobby of a Lake View neighborhood apartment building in 2013, according to lawsuit filed Friday.
Tracy Kimbrough filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging she was injured when she fell in the hole June 11, 2013, at the apartment building at 2930 N. Commonwealth Ave.
The building’s owner and property management company, Hillco Holdings Inc. and Hillco Realty Management Inc. allowed a plumber to being working in the lobby, who subsequently dug a hole in the floor, according to the lawsuit.
But the plumber walked away from the hole and an employee of the apartment building covered the hole with an area rug, the suit alleges.
That’s when Kimbrough alleges she was walking through the area and fell in the hole, the suit claims. She was injured “in her head, body and limbs, both internally and externally.”
The two-count suit is seeking at least $100,000 in damages.
A representative from Hillco Holdings Inc. could not be reached for comment Friday evening.