Cahokia McDonald's sued over woman's trip and fall incident

Kelly Holleran Oct. 16, 2012, 7:23am

A St. Clair County woman claims she fell on flooring while at a Cahokia McDonald's, which allegedly caused her to sustain back, shoulder, hand, chest and knee injuries.

Barbara Riley filed a lawsuit Sept. 25 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Burris Restaurants doing business as McDonald's, Franchise Realty Investment Trust and McDonald's.

In her complaint, Riley claims she was visiting the McDonalds at 1110 Camp Jackson Rd. in Cahokia on Sept. 27, 2010, when she tripped and fell on flooring in the restaurant.

Because of her fall, Riley incurred medical costs, experienced pain and suffering and suffered a permanent disability, according to the complaint.

She blames the defendants for negligently failing to discover the flooring, which allegedly was in a state of disrepair, for failing to warn of the state of the carpeting and for inviting the public to use the flooring when it knew the carpeting to be in a state of disrepair.

In her three-count complaint, Riley seeks a judgment of more than $150,000, plus costs.

Arthur W. Morris of Traughber and Morris will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-509.

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