Riverbend Billiards sued over patron's slip on foreign substance

Kelly Holleran Apr. 2, 2012, 2:31am


A man has filed suit against an Alton bar, alleging he slipped on a liquid in the establishment's parking lot.

David Goforth claims he was walking through the parking lot at defendant Riverbend Billiards and Grill when he slipped on a "foreign slippery substance."

Because of his fall, Goforth sustained great physical pain and mental anguish, incurred medical costs and has been unable to perform his usual duties, according to the complaint filed March 21 in Madison County Circuit Court. He also endured disability, lost his normal life and suffered disfigurement, the suit states.

Goforth blames Riverbend for causing his injuries, saying it negligently failed to properly maintain its parking lot, failed to inspect its parking lot for its customers' safety, failed to routinely inspect its parking lot, failed to clean up the foreign substance and failed to place a warning sign.

In his two-count complaint, Goforth is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

Michael P. Glisson and John C. Webster of Williamson, Webster, Falb and Glisson in Alton will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-342.

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