BELLEVILLE — A customer claims she was injured while walking into the Mt. Vernon Circle K convenience store.
Reva Jeannine Bonine filed a complaint last month in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Circle K and Erica D. Hubbard, alleging they failed to exercise reasonable care in maintaining the convenience store property.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 8, 2015, while walking into the store of the defendant on S. 44th St. in Mt. Vernon, she was injured due to uneven pavement in front of the store.
Bonine claims the uneven/graduated pavement was poorly lit and had the same color as the rest of the pavement blended together, which was not visible to patrons. As a result, Bonine suffered physical injuries, disability and medical bills.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to warn her of the hazardous condition of the pavement, failed to provide adequate lighting around the pavement area and failed to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of their premises.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount greater than $50,000, plus costs and other further relief to which the court deems proper.
She is represented by Laura K. Beasley of Joley, Oliver and Beasley PC in Belleville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-104