Woman alleges injuries after slipping on oil

By Michael Abella | Dec 22, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A woman is suing Ashland Consumer Markets d//b/a Valvoline Oil Change, a property operator, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

BELLEVILLE – A woman claims she was injured when she slipped on oil at Valvoline Oil Change.

Teri Dent filed a complaint on Dec. 10 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Ashland Consumer Markets, doing business as Valvoline Oil Change, claiming the property was not kept in a reasonably safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 28, she fell on a patch of oil on the floor while exiting her vehicle.

The incident caused her to sustain injuries that resulted in pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical expenses and lost wages, she claims.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to monitor the floor to prevent oil from spilling and failed to clean the spilled oil from the floor.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount reasonable and equitable, plus costs of this suit and such other just and proper relief.

She is represented by Alvin C. Paulson of Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-597

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