Customer sues Moran Foods over slip and fall accident

Kasey Schefflin-Emrich Oct. 28, 2015, 1:23pm


A customer is suing a retail grocery chain, alleging injuries sustained in a fall at an East St. Louis Save-A-Lot store.

Betty Franklin filed a lawsuit on Sept. 24 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Moran Foods, doing business as Save-A-Lot, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on May 16, Franklin was entering the defendant's East St. Louis store, located at 2600 State St., when she allegedly slipped and fell due to a foreign substance that had accumulated on the floor.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to ensure its store was in a safe condition by not inspecting the premises, not having an appropriate procedure in place to clean foreign substances, allowing the substance to remain on the floor and not warning others of the potentially dangerous condition such as by placing signs or cone the area.

The plaintiff alleges she suffered extensive injuries to various parts of her body and has and will continue to endure pain, medical expenses, lost wages and an impaired earning capacity in the future.

Franklin seeks damages of more than $50,000 in addition to suit costs. She also asks for discovery and preservation of evidence, including the video recording of her fall, in order to determine all potential defendants related to this case.

The plaintiff is represented by attorneys Thomas C. Rich , Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Tom Rich Law in Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-546.

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