A customer of Robert Schweigar, doing business as Skootr's bar and restaurant in Mascoutah, claims she was injured after slipping and falling on ice that had melted and refroze on its patio.
Dianne Peiler filed suit Aug. 14 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.
She claims the incident occurred on Dec. 30, 2012,
"Defendant, through its employees, agents, or representatives, caused the snow and ice to not be in its natural accumulated state by treating the snow and ice with chemicals, by having a roof that allowed for the unnatural accumulation to form at uncovered portions of the patio, and/or by having heaters outside that caused the snow and ice to melt and refreeze at the location where plaintiff fell," the complaint states.
Peiler says that an employee at Skootr's had been stationed near the area of the ice and therefore its presence should have been discovered.
She is represented by Matthew P. Young of the Kuehn Law Firm in Belleville. She seeks in excess of $50,000 in damages.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 14-L-596.