A woman has filed a personal injury suit against a shoe store, claiming that she fractured her hip after tripping at the store’s entrance.
According to the suit filed by Khristine Randolph in Illinois’ St. Clair County Circuit Court on March 16, she was shopping at Somi Shoes at St. Clair Square on October 7 around noon when her foot became caught on a wooden threshold, causing her to fall.
The suit claims that the wooden threshold and difference in floor elevation between the floor of the mall and the floor of the store was not open and obvious, there were no warning signs, and Randolph had been distracted by the jewelry displays and shoes exhibited in the store’s entrance.
Randolph alleges that in addition to the injuries she suffered to her hip, she also sustained injuries to her hip, back, neck, and internal and external organs. She also claims to have experienced great pain and mental anguish.
Randolph also claims to have incurred medical expenses and lost pursuit of ordinary life.
Randolph seeks damages in excess of $50,000, but not exceeding $75,000.