Molly English-Bowers Apr. 11, 2016, 7:01pm


BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County woman is suing over injuries she allegedly suffered when she slipped and fell while she walking on casino property.

Bessie Williams filed the suit March 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Casino Queen Inc.

The defendant owns, operates and manages commercial property located at 200 S. Front St. in East St. Louis.

According to the complaint, on June 21, 2014, the plaintiff claims she was walking from the casino to the parking lot. She claims she was on a slippery wheelchair ramp when she allegedly fell to the ground, hurting her knee.

Williams alleges the defendant had a dangerous condition on its premises because the makeshift ramp was slippery and not reasonably safe. She also alleges the defendant should have known it was not safe and should have known the material from which it was made was not safe.

As a result of the her fall, Williams claims she injured her knee, had to undergo surgery for the injury, was unable to work for 27 weeks, experiences ongoing discomfort in her leg, and will continue to experience pain and hardship in the future, the suit says. She also claims she has ongoing medical expenses to treat the injury.

In addition to a jury trial, the plaintiff seeks a judgment in excess of $50,000 and other relief the court deems just. She is represented by Robert H. Pedroli Jr. on Pedroli & Gauthier LLC in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-178

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