Dan Harkins Sep. 1, 2015, 2:44pm


A Fairview Heights couple is suing a local McDonald's, alleging injuries the wife suffered in a slip-and-fall accident.

Cynthia Warner and William Warner filed a lawsuit on Aug. 13 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Garjo Inc., doing business as McDonald's No. 1771, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on July 28, 2014, Cynthia Warner was at the McDonald's at 6300 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, when she allegedly fell on a slippery floor and was injured.

The suit says the defendant was negligent and careless for failing to maintain a safe premises, inviting the public to use an unsafe premises, and warn Cynthia Warner about the floor's potentially dangerous condition. As a result, the lawsuit states, the plaintiff sustained injuries, pain and suffering and medical expenses.

Cynthia Warner seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs. Her husband, William Warner, alleging loss of consortium, also seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs.

They are represented by attorney Francine M. Johnston of Neubauer, Johnston & Hudson in Fairview Heights. 

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-453.

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