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Woman sues Sure Shine Auto Wash over trip and fall

By Molly English-Bowers | Feb 7, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman is suing over injuries she allegedly suffered after tripping and falling on uneven concrete.

Julia Baldwin filed the suit Jan. 25 in Madison County Circuit Court against Sure Shine Auto Wash Inc. of Alton, citing premises liability and negligence.

According to the complaint, on June 2, 2014, the plaintiff was visiting the defendant to manually wash her vehicle in one of the defendant's stalls. At one point, she allegedly sat her floor mats out on a dry section of the concrete in the stall. As she was walking to pick up the mats, she tripped and fell over raised concrete by the water drain, the suit states.

Not only was the concrete dangerously uneven, the suit says, but the defendant failed to warn guests of the defect. As a result, the plaintiff alleges she sustained injuries to her right big toe, foot, right knee, neck and shoulders and continues to feel the effects of her alleged injuries.

She also claims she has lost wages and incurred medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses for which she is responsible.

The plaintiff seeks at least $50,000 on both counts against the defendant as well as court costs. She is represented by Michael P. Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson of Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-97

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