Parents sue McDonald's over daughter's fall

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 8, 2008, 9:00am


The parents of a minor girl who injured her back and right hip have filed a personal injury suit against the Godfrey McDonald's, alleging their premises were in an unsafe condition.

Max and Shelia Watkins allege their daughter was a customer at McDonald's on Oct. 26, 2007, when she slipped and fell in an area of the restaurant that was being mopped.

"There were not any caution signs put in place where the floor was wet from being mopped," the complaint states.

The Watkins claim their daughter's injuries caused her to suffer severe and permanent injuries that caused, and will continue to cause physical pain and mental anguish, disability, disfigurement and left her unable to perform her usual activities.

In addition, the Watkins allege they sustained great losses in the form of medical expenses and seek damages under the Family Expense Act.

The Watkins are seeking a judgment in excess of $30,000, but less than $50,000, plus costs of the suit.

They are represented by Michael Glisson of Alton.

The case is awaiting mandatory arbitration.

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