Pedestrian sues after slipping on Belleville sidewalk

Molly English-Bowers Mar. 15, 2016, 3:00pm


BELLEVILLE – A pedestrian on Foley Drive in Belleville is suing over injuries he allegedly sustained after slipping and falling.

Marshall Day filed the suit Feb. 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Gleeson Asphalt Inc.

According to the complaint, Day, a resident of East. St. Louis, was walking on the sidewalk/bike trail on Foley Drive on March 22, 2014. The defendant maintains the trail, including the sidewalks, entrances and exits along the trail. However, Day alleges the defendant negligently cared for trail, causing certain areas to become a slip hazard.

The plaintiff also alleges the defendant negligently failed to provide slip guards or slip-resistant surfaces on the trail, failed to inspect the premises and carelessly operated the premises.

As a result of his fall, he claims he suffered internal and external injuries to his body and hindrance to attend to his usual duties and affairs. He also expects to continue to pay large sums of money for medical care.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant for a sum in excess of $50,000 plus court costs. He is represented by Charles H. Stegmeyer of Stegmeyer & Stegmeyer Ltd. in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-98

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