Patron sues Alton Belle for slip on ice

By Steve Gonzalez | Feb 7, 2005

Alton Belle Casino

Betty Cunningham filed a $50,000 suit against the Alton Belle Casino Feb. 3 in Madison County Circuit Court seeking damages from a Feb. 15, 2003, fall at the casino.

Cunningham claims she slipped and fell while walking across the walkway and stairway, sustaining serious and permanent injuries.

Represented by Steve Selby of Alton, Cunningham alleges she will be hindered from attending to her usual and customary affairs, duties and occupation, and has lost and will in the future lose the value of that time.

According to the suit, Alton Belle was guilty of one or more of the following negligent acts or omissions by allowing the walkway and stairway to:

  • Remain in an unsafe condition;

  • Remain in a dangerous condition by not properly removing ice and snow;

  • Remain in an unsafe condition with an unnatural accumulation of snow and ice, although it knew the unnatural accumulation created a dangerous condition for people using the area; and

  • To re-freeze.

    Cunningham claims she suffered great pain and mental anguish, both in mind and body, and will continue to suffer in the future, and claims she has become liable for large sums of money for medical care.

    The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron.

    05 L 110 (3rd Circuit)

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