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Auffenberg Ford allegedly failed to maintain safe parking lot

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 11, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing a Ford dealership in Belleville, alleging she slipped and fell in the parking lot.

Sandra Gauch filed a complaint on June 27 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Auffenberg Ford Belleville, alleging the defendant failed to maintain its premises in a safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 22, 2015, she was lawfully on the premises of the defendant's dealership when she slipped and fell on a liquid substance that was left unattended on the parking or sales lot. 

As a result, Gauch claims she suffered physical injuries, great pain and anguish and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide a safe area for customers while walking in the parking lot, failed to do routine checks of the parking lot and failed to warn customers of the dangerous condition on the premises.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000, costs of suit and any other relief the court deems fair and reasonable. 

She is represented by Trent S. West of Glenn & West, Attorneys at Law in Nokomis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-346

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