A man from Madison County, Illinois has filed suit against Louisville Ladder Group and a Granite City, Illinois couple, claiming that he sustained personal injuries when a ladder he was using broke.

According to the suit filed in Madison County Circuit Court on November 14, on November 17, 2006, Daniel Krekovich was using a step ladder manufactured by Louisville Ladder while painting and remodeling at the home of David and Shirley Clark when the ladder collapsed as he was climbing it, causing him to fall “violently” to the ground.

The complaint says that the ladder belonged to David Clark, who allowed Krekovich to use it.

Krekovich claims that he suffered injuries to his leg, incurred medical expenses, lost wages, and became disabled because of the fall. He also claims pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and loss of normal life.

Krekovich alleges negligence on the part of Louisville Ladder for designing and manufacturing the ladder with insufficient strength, stability, and durability and not providing warnings of its limitations of strength, stability, and durability.

Krekovich alleges negligence on the part of the Clarks due to their failure to determine that the ladder was defective, determine whether or not the ladder was suitable for its intended use, and inform Krekovich of the ladder’s instability. He seeks damages in excess of $150,000, plus costs.

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