Repair shop owner sued over bikes lost in fire

Publish Date: 
May 5, 2014

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - A group of motorcycle owners is suing the owner of a repair shop over claims their motorcycles were destroyed in a fire.

The bike owners filed a lawsuit April 9 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Joseph Jones, doing business as Joe’s Hawg Doc, citing negligence. They claim he knew the shop contained combustible materials, but failed to remove the danger or equip the property with fire extinguishers, alarms, sprinklers or hydrants. The plaintiffs are seeking damages in an amount to be determined by the court, according the Madison-LeClair Record.

The same plaintiffs sued other defendants involving the same incident in 2012.

According to the complaint, the shop fire happened on June 4, 2011, and the plaintiffs’ motorcycles, which were on the premises for repair or modification, were destroyed in the fire. 

Posted by Holly Wagner