Man sues Buckey's Express over slip and fall

By Michael Abella | Feb 3, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — An man is suing a gas station after he slipped and fell on a puddle of water.

EDWARDSVILLE — An man is suing a gas station after he slipped and fell on a puddle of water.

Greg Cavin filed a complaint on Jan. 23, in the Madison County Circuit Court against Buck's Inc., doing business as Buckey's Express, doing business as Buchanan Energy, alleging the gas and store operator failed to properly maintain their premises in a safe condition.

According to the complaint, Cavin alleges that on June 28, 2015, he was lawfully at Buckey's Express to purchase gas for his vehicle. While filling up his car and cleaning the windows, he claims he slipped and fell on a puddle of water on the floor.

As a result, Cavin alleges he sustained bodily injuries resulting in pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss wages and medical expenses.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to properly inspect the premises, failed to provide adequate lighting and failed to warn the plaintiff of the existence of the dangerous condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for an equitable sum of $50,000, plus costs of this suit.

He is represented by Michael P. Glisson and Timothy J. Chartrand of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-102

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