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Belleville customer blames Menard's for fall in snow

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 1, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville man is suing Menard's, alleging negligence for injuries he says he suffered when he fell on snow at the defendant's O'Fallon store.

William R. Moseley Jr. filed the lawsuit Feb. 9 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Menard Inc., a snow removal contractor whose name is unknown, and the general manager of Menards, at 1179 Central Park Drive, O'Fallon.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 15, 2014, Moseley parked his vehicle in the parking lot at Menards and attempted to walk to the entrance of the store. As he was walking across the parking lot, the suit says, he stepped onto slush that concealed solid ice from snow that had been plowed and piled in the lot.

The lawsuit alleges the defendants were negligent in failing to adequately supervise the snow-removal from the parking lot, failing to warn customers the lot could have slick spots, failing to remove ice and snow from where customers walk and failing to adequately treat the piles of snow to prevent re-freezing.

As a result, the plaintiff alleges he suffered injuries to his right arm that required surgery. He says he has experienced physical pain and suffering, continues to incur medical bills, has been unable to attend to his customary activities, and will be permanently disabled.

Moseley seeks from each defendant more than $50,000, plus court costs. He is represented by attorney Rhonda D. Fiss of Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-74

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