A woman has filed suit against a bar claiming that she permanently injured her knee when she slipped and fell on a freshly mopped floor that had no warning sign.

According to the suit Erica N. Hampton filed against Fletcher’s Kitchen and Tap in Illinois’ St. Clair County Circuit Court on May 8, she was walking from the bar to the patio on May 2, 2008 when she slipped and fell on the wet floor, which an employee had just mopped.

Hampton claims that in addition to the knee injury, she experienced pain and lost wages and incurred medical expenses.

The suit alleges negligence on the part of the defendant for allowing an employee to mop the floor while customers were present, allowing an employee to mop an area where patrons would walk and possibly not notice a wet floor, and failure to place a warning sign indicating that the floor was wet around the mopped area.

Hampton seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs.

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