A woman has filed suit against an East St. Louis store where she claims she fell on a bunched-up carpet.

Pamela McClain claims she had entered defendant Gateway Market on July 23 when she tripped on a carpet that had raised from the floor.

Because of the fall, McClain became sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled; suffered injuries to her neck, back, shoulders and knees; and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed Sept. 16 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. She also suffered disability, experienced pain and suffering and lost wages, the suit states.

Gateway Market negligently failed to manage its premises in a safe condition, failed to have a safe procedure for securing its carpets to the floor, failed to provide a safe ingress, failed to provide a safe place for McClain, allowed the premises to remain dangerous, failed to make sure the premises were safe and failed to warn of the dangerous condition, the complaint says.

McClain is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Fairview Heights will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-474.

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