McDonald's sued over customer's wet substance fall

Kelly Holleran Mar. 13, 2009, 9:27am

A woman is suing McDonald's over a fall that she says caused injuries to her back and right knee.

Kimberly Gillum filed suit against C-Mac, a company that owns McDonalds, March 10 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Gillum was visiting McDonald's on June 17, 2007, when she stepped in a wet substance, causing her to fall, the complaint says.

Gillum's fall caused her to sprain, tear, cut and bruise various muscles, ligaments, membranes, nerves, blood vessels and tissues and to become sick, sore, lame and disordered, according to the complaint.

In addition to her injuries, Gillum claims she suffered great pain and anguish, incurred medical costs and suffered internal derangement.

McDonald's failed to maintain its premises so it would not cause injury to business invitees, failed to warn Gillum of any dangerous conditions and failed to warn Gillum of slippery substances on the floor, according to the complaint.

Gillum is seeking a judgment in excess of $50,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Richard G. Reed and Jeanine R. Armstrong of Belleville will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0238.

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