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Customer blames Burlington Coat Factory for fall, injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 10, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair woman is suing Burlington Coat Factory, alleging negligence for injuries she says she suffered after a slip and fall on a wet floor inside the defendant's store.

Yvonne Tucker filed the suit March 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Fairview Heights Improvements LLC, Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corporation, Burlington Coat Factory of Illinois LLC and Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse of East St. Louis Inc., alleging negligence. Fairview Heights Improvements owns property known as One Plaza Drive in Fairview Heights, site of a Burlington Coat Factory store.


On March 8, 2014, the complaint states, Tucker was on the premises where an area of the floor inside Burlington Coat Factory was allegedly covered with a substance that created a slipping hazard for those walking on it. The suit says the plaintiff stepped on the substance, causing her to slip and fall.


According to the complaint, the defendants were negligent in allowing a dangerous condition to exist, failing to maintain the floor in a reasonably safe condition, failing to fix the dangerous condition, failing to erect a barricade to guard against contact with the dangerous condition on the floor and failing to provide adequate warning of the dangerous condition.

The plaintiff alleges the slip and fall caused her pain and anguish, medical bills, loss of wages and damage to future earning capacity.

Tucker seeks more than $50,000 against each defendant, court costs and other relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by attorney Micah S. Summers of Walton Telken Foster LLC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-117

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