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Man sues Godfrey Quicktrip after slip and fall

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 16, 2016


EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County man claims he was injured when he slipped and fell on a puddle of oil at the Godfrey Quicktrip.

James Gibbs filed the suit March 11 in Madison County Circuit Court against Quiktrip Corporation, alleging negligence.


According to the complaint, on May 14, 2014, Gibbs was inside Quiktrip's location at 2809 Godfrey Road in Godfrey where he claims he slipped on an oil spot.

The suit says the defendant has a duty to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of its premises to provide a safe environment.

The plaintiff claims Quiktrip was negligent in that it failed to provide a safe means of ingress and egress, failed to warn the plaintiff of the oil spill, failed to maintain the premises, and was otherwise negligent in the maintenance and upkeep of the property.

As a result, the plaintiff allegedly slipped on the oil patch and fell, causing severe injury and pain, lost wages and loss of enjoyment of life, medical bills and disability.


Gibbs seeks more than $50,000, plus court costs. He is represented by attorney Matthew P. Young of Kuehn, Beasley & Young PC in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-335

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