Flying J customer sues after slipping on bathroom floor

Kelly Holleran Jun. 21, 2010, 3:17am

An Alorton business allowed a clear liquid to remain on its restroom floor, causing one of its customers to fall, according to a recently filed complaint.

Lazaro Brito filed a lawsuit June 10 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Flying J.

Brito claims he visited the Flying J located at 140 Racehorse Dr. on April 27 when he fell to the restroom floor because of a clear liquid he failed to see.

Because of his fall, Brito sustained serious injuries to his back; endured extreme physical and mental pain, suffering and anguish; incurred medical costs; became permanently disabled and disfigured; has been unable to return to his normal activities; and lost the quality of life he previously enjoyed, according to the complaint.

Brito blames Flying J for negligently leaving an excessive amount of clear liquid on the restroom floor, for leaving the restroom floor wet and slippery, for opening the restroom to employees while its floor remained wet and slippery, provided no warnings of the slippery floor and allowed customers to be exposed to the wet and slippery floor.

In his complaint, Brito seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Rhonda D. Fiss of Belleville will be representing him.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-289.

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