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Texas Roadhouse customer claims she tripped and fell on rug, striking her head on door jam

By The Madison County Record | Aug 11, 2015

A customer at an O’Fallon Texas Roadhouse is suing the establishment after she allegedly tripped on a rug and hit her head on a door jam, causing her to suffer severe and permanent injuries to her head.

Elizabeth Beliveau filed her complaint on Aug. 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Texas Roadhouse of O’Fallon Ill. LLC.

According to the complaint, Beliveau claims she was a customer of the Texas Roadhouse located at 1412 Central Park Circle in O’Fallon when she tripped. She claims she was leaving the establishment when she tripped on a raised and uneven rug, causing her to strike her head on a door jam.

Beliveau accuses the defendant of disregarding its duty to maintain the premises, including the entrances and exits, in a reasonably safe condition for patrons, the suit states.

She also accuses the defendant of causing the rug to become raised and uneven; failing to properly maintain, inspect or remove the rug, which rendered the area dangerous and unsafe; failing to provide a safe ingress and egress for its establishment; failing to provide a warning concerning the unsafe condition of the rug and allowing the premise to remain in a dangerous condition.

As a result of the defendant’s alleged negligence, the plaintiff claims she suffered severe and permanent injuries, was and will be hindered and prevented from attending to her usual duties and affairs of life and has lost and will continue to lose value of that time.

Beliveau seeks an amount in excess of $50,000, and any other relief the court deems just.

She is represented by John T. Hipskind of Hipskind & McAninch LLC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-441

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