Philip Gonzales Jun. 1, 2016, 7:26pm


BELLEVILLE — A man is suing Auffenberg Ford Inc., a car dealership, alleging failure to warn and failure to maintain its property in a reasonably safe condition.

Lester Byrd filed a complaint on May 16 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Auffenberg Ford Inc. in a slip-and-fall case.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 16, 2014, he was a customer at the defendant's property when he slipped and fell on a wet floor. The accident caused him to suffer serious and permanent injuries, including but not limited to a sprained right ankle, acute pain, aching and burning, difficulty in walking, disability, loss of earnings, and past and future medical expenses, the suit says. The plaintiff holds Auffenberg Ford Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to warn him of the wet and slippery floor and failed to keep the floors safe for persons invited upon their property.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount to exceed $50,000 and costs of this suit. He is represented by Michael L. McGlynn of McGlynn & McGlynn in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16L264

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