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Customer says store at fault in slip-and-fall

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 1, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A customer is suing Lowe's Home Center LLC, a home improvement store, citing alleged failure to warn and claiming that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Lester Byrd filed a complaint on May 16 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Lowe's Home Center LLC, alleging that the home improvement store allegedly failed to properly maintain its property in a reasonably safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 26, 2014, while he was a customer at defendant's store in Belleville, he slipped and fell on a slick wet floor causing him to sustain serious and permanent injuries. He suffered damages including pain and suffering, disability, loss of earnings, loss of enjoyment in life and past and future medical expenses, the suit claims. The plaintiff holds Lowe's Home Center LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to warn him of the wet and slippery floor and failed to keep the floors reasonably safe for invited persons upon their property.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for a sum that will fairly and adequately compensate him in an amount exceeding $50,000, plus costs of this action. He is represented by Michael L. McGlynn of McGlynn & McGlynn in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16L263

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