Alma Matthews filed suit against K-Mart in Madison County Circuit Court Oct. 20, claiming she slipped on a puddle of water and injured herself.
Seeking damages in excess of $50,000, Matthews sustained back, hip and leg injuries on Aug. 13 after slipping on water left by leaking roof.
According to the complaint, K-Mart failed to repair the roof to prevent leaking, failed to warn customers about the water which had puddled on the floor, failed to place a “wet floor” sign near the puddle and failed to clean up the water.
Matthews also claims she has become liable for medical expenses, experienced pain and suffering, lost wages and has lost the normal life she once enjoyed.
She is represented by John Leskera of Collinsville. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian.
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