Wood River woman sues over slip and fall at Supervalu

Kelly Holleran Mar. 29, 2011, 2:24am

A Wood River woman claims she sustained injuries to her right knee and leg after slipping on a puddle in a grocery store.

Sandra Bailey filed a lawsuit March 16 in Madison County Circuit Court against Supervalu and one of its unnamed employees.

Bailey claims that she slipped on the puddle of water after she walked away from the cash register, causing her to fall forward.

"The aforementioned water had been allowed to accumulate when the floor was mopped by Defendant Jane Doe while she acted within the course and scope of her employment and/or agency with Supervalu," the suit states.

In addition to her injuries, Bailey suffered pain of the body and mind, incurred medical costs and lost money because of the fall, the complaint says.

Bailey blames Supervalu and its employee for causing her fall, saying they negligently allowed the water to remain on the floor after mopping, failed to maintain the floor in a safe condition, failed to warn of the unsafe condition imposed by its wet floor and mopped the floors in such a way as to leave excess water on them. In addition, the defendants negligently failed to place warning cones on the floor, according to the complaint.

In her two-count complaint, Bailey seeks a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

J. Robert Edmonds of Mormino, Velloff, Edmond and Snider in Alton will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-247.

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