Molly English-Bowers Jan. 7, 2016, 2:30pm


An Illinois woman is suing an Alton tavern, alleging negligence over injuries she says she suffered while walking to the restroom.

Christina Flannigan filed the lawsuit Dec. 23 in Madison County Circuit Court against Bubby & Sissy's, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 27, 2013, Flannigan was at Bubby and Sissy's, 602 Belle St., Alton, to see a show on the second floor. The suit says the area was overcrowded, violating fire codes, and there was no way for customers to get to the restroom or leave the premises.

The lawsuit states Flannigan had no choice but to step up on a platform to walk to the restroom. However, the suit says, when she stepped off the platform, the lighting was poor and there were no steps, causing her to fall and injure herself. Specifically, she alleges she injured her ankle and required surgery, the suit states.

The plaintiff alleges she expects to experience pain in the future, has spent and will spend funds on medical care and related expenses, has endured the loss of a normal life and is unable to perform normal activities of daily living.

Flannigan seeks at least $50,000, plus court costs and attorney fees. She is represented by John C. Webster of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson of Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1666

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