Philip Gonzales Jun. 7, 2016, 6:44pm


EDWARDSVILLE – A woman is suing Belleville restaurant owners alleging unsafe conditions caused her injuries.

Shelley Zotz filed a complaint on May 20 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Chu and Cao Inc. and Mehmet Dinceroglu alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 6, while she was exiting the West Main Cafe, her foot stuck in a drain grate causing her to fall. She alleges her injuries resulted in pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life and disability. The plaintiff holds Chu and Cao Inc. and Mehmet Dinceroglu responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide a safe means of entering and exiting from its restaurant, failed to warn of the condition, failed to warn of the hazardous condition either by signage or other suitable warnings and failed to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of its premises.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against each of the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000, plus costs. She is represented by Jarrod P. Beasley of Kuehn, Beasley & Young PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Court case number 16L289

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