Kelly Holleran Sep. 16, 2013, 8:33am

A woman claims suffered left knee and leg injuries after she fell on a puddle of water at a Mexican restaurant.

Andrea B. Mercer filed a lawsuit Aug. 29 in Madison County Circuit Court against Chivas doing business as Carisilos Mexican Restaurant.

In her complaint, Mercer alleges she was eating at Carisilos, which is located at 1978 Vandalia St. in Collinsville, on Sept. 3, 2011, when she fell on a puddle of water in the restaurant.

In addition to her injuries, Mercer became sick, lame, disordered and disabled; experienced pain and suffering; incurred medical costs; and suffered disability and disfigurement, the suit states. She also lost earnings and wages, the complaint says.

Mercer blames the restaurant for causing her injuries, saying its employees negligently allowed a puddle of water to remain on its premises, failed to remove the puddle, failed to reasonably inspect the premises and failed to properly manage the restaurant.

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

D. Jeffrey Ezra of Ezra and Associates in Collinsville will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-1483.

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