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Customer blames gas station, grocery store for injuries

By Michael Abella | Sep 15, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County man is suing a Granite City gas station and grocery store, alleging its negligence caused him to fall and suffer injuries. 

Mike Garcia filed a lawsuit Sept. 2 in Madison County Circuit Court against Quiktrip Corporation, alleging negligence in failing to to exercise reasonable care to protect its invitees.

According to the complaint, on July 13, Garcia was walking toward his motor vehicle parked at the Quiktrip property at 2159 Madison Ave., Granite City. In the process of stepping off the sidewalk, the suit says, Garcia stepped onto a wet painted parking line and he slipped and fell.

The suit says the fall resulted in Garcia sustaining injuries to his body, pain and loss of normal life. The plaintiff alleges Quiktrip Corporation painted the parking line without sufficient grit or non-stick material and failed to warn Garcia of the potential hazard.

Garcia seeks trial by jury, judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs of suit. 

He is represented by attorney Peter J. Maag of Maag Law Firm LLC in Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 2016-L-1247

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