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Burger King in Fairview sued over slip on snow

By The Madison County Record | Dec 1, 2014

A man alleges he was made sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled after he fell on snow while walking through a Burger King parking lot.

John F. Spieker filed a lawsuit Nov. 10 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Liberty Restaurant Group, doing business as Burger King and Midwest Snow and Ice.

In his complaint, Spieker alleges he parked his vehicle in a handicapped parking spot on the Burger King parking lot at 401 Lincoln Highway in Fairview Heights on Jan. 10 at about 7:45 p.m. when he slipped on snow and ice.

Because of the fall, Spieker suffered leg, hip, arm and hand injuries; incurred medical costs; and experienced pain and suffering, according to the complaint.

Spieker blames the defendants for causing his fall, saying they negligently failed to properly maintain the sidewalks, failed to warn of the dangerous condition, failed to reasonably inspect the premises and allowed the property to remain in a slippery condition.

In his complaint, Spieker seeks a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

Attorney Julie Constance Elliot, of the Law Offices of Williams, Caponi and Associates in Belleville, will represent Spieker.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 14-L-749.

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