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Save-A-Lot customer files suit after falling because of alleged substance in checkout aisle

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By John Breslin | Dec 3, 2019

Slipandfall

EDWARDSVILLE – An alleged slip and fall in the aisle of an Alton store has prompted a lawsuit under the state's premises liability statute and claims of negligence.

Carolyn Jordan claims her visit to the Save-A-Lot store on Homer Adams Parkway on Aug. 10, 2018, ended with a slip on a liquid or other slippery substance in the checkout aisle.

Jordan alleges she suffered injuries to various parts of her body, including to her back, neck, hips and knees, according to the complaint filed Nov. 19 in Madison County Circuit Court.

The suit names as defendants Moran Foods, which owns the Save-A-Lot store, and the manager of the outlet.

In her complaint, the plaintiff states that the she was walking through the checkout aisle when she slipped on the substance.

The failure to clear the substance produced a dangerous situation for the plaintiff and other customers who faced an unreasonable risk of injury, according to the complaint. The plaintiff also alleges the defendants knew or should have of the condition of the floor.

Moran Foods is accused of premises liability and negligence for the alleged failure of staff to inspect or maintain the floor in non-dangerous condition and for failing to warn patrons of the alleged danger.

The store owners and the manager are accused of negligence for their alleged failure to inspect, maintain or warn customers.

Jordan alleges that she had no way of knowing of the danger and was not to blame in any way for the slip and fall.

As a result of the fall and injuries, the plaintiff argues that she has spent money on medical expenses and is seeking more than $50,000.

The plaintiff is represented by Michael P. Glisson and Taylor N. Fehrenz of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 2019-L-1657

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