A woman has filed a personal injury suit against the Church of God of Bethalto, Illinois claiming she was injured in a fall down the church’s stairs while attending a wedding rehearsal.
According to T. Yvonne Geshwender, after entering the church, she was attempting to descend an interior staircase when she fell.
Geshwender alleges negligence on the part of the church for its failure to provide adequate lighting for the church’s interior while people were arriving for services, covering the steps in a dark, uniform-color carpet that made it difficult to determine individual steps, and failure to provide handrails.
Geshwender claims that she suffered a broken wrist from the fall, causing her pain and suffering and to incur medical expenses. She seeks damages in excess of $10,000, but less than $50,000.