EAST ST. LOUIS — A Jerseyville Hardee's customer alleges she tripped and fell due to a difference in elevation in the parking lot, resulting in leg amputation.
Margaret Lorsbach, of Jersey County, filed a complaint on Jan. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Pioneer Restaurants LLC, Tony Terry and Hardee's Restaurant LLC, alleging they breached their duty to exercise reasonable care to provide a safe environment.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 11, 2015, she was walking from her vehicle to the south entrance of the defendants' premises when she tripped and fell due to a difference in elevation from a parking lot to a sidewalk. As a result, she alleges she suffered injuries that led to a leg amputation.
Lorsbach alleges the defendants allowed a hazardous condition on the premises and failed to warn about it.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against each defendant for a sum exceeding $50,000, plus costs of this action.
She is represented by Michael P. Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson in Alton and Joseph E. Hoefert of Joseph E. Hoefert, Attorney at Law in Alton.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:17-cv-00018