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Truck driver sues Menards over slip, fall


By John Breslin | Jul 15, 2019


EDWARDSVILLE - A truck driver has filed a slip and fall claim against Menards, alleging the company failed to warn him about a wet spot in a loading bay.

Kris Parent filed suit against Menards in St. Clair County Circuit Court following the incident at the store in March 2018.

Menard did not respond to requests for comment.

The suit claims that Parent drove his truck into the loading baby of the Menards store on Central Park Drive. When he stepped out of his vehicle, he claims there was a wet substance on the concrete-laid ground, causing him to slip and fall. 

"Menard, by and through its agents, servants, and employees, committed" one of more various acts or omissions, the suit states.

In his complaint, Parent alleges the defendant "negligently managed, maintained, and controlled, and operated, this building on which the plaintiff was injured."

Further, the defendant "allowed a wet substance" to remain on the concrete surface, resulting in an "unsafe condition."

Parent further alleges Menards failed to warn him that the dangerous condition existed on their premises, and that its agents failed "to examine and inspect" the same within a reasonable time. 

As a result of his fall, Parent claims he became "sick, sore, lame, disordered, and disabled." He claims to have suffered "extensive injuries" to his head, body, and limbs, including to the cervical area, his shoulder, and lumbar.

Parent is seeking a judgment of $60,000 for the money spent on medical care and services, and further outlays in the future.

The plaintiff is represented by attorney John Hustava of Collinsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 19-L-431

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