Dan Harkins Aug. 25, 2015, 12:36pm


A woman is suing the Granite City Wal-Mart and its Subway franchise after allegedly falling on a slippery floor.

Karen Hartline filed a complaint on Aug. 13 in Madison County Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and ZulfiQar Haider and Zulfi LLC, doing business as Subway Sandwiches and Salads.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 19, 2013, Hartline was at the Wal-Mart at 379 W. Pontoon Road in Granite City inside its Subway franchise.

According to the lawsuit, Hartline claims she slipped on liquid on the floor of the Subway, causing her to fall and become injured.

The defendants are cited with carelessness and negligence for failing to maintain a safe facility, clean up the liquid on the floor, warn Hartline about the danger, provide slip guards or a slip-resistant surface, inspect the floor, comply with state and federal regulations, and exercise care.

As a result, Hartline claims she suffered unspecified injuries, lost wages, disfigurement, disability, loss of a normal life, and medical expenses.

The plaintiff seeks damages of more than $150,000, plus costs -- more than $50,000, plus costs, from each defendant. She is represented by George H. Albers of the Roth Law Offices LLC in Granite City.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1028.

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