A customer of a well-known popcorn shop is suing over injuries she sustained in a fall at its Michigan Avenue location.
Susan Schmitz filed suit March 19 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Caramel Crisp LLC, doing business as Garrett Popcorn Shops, and Garrett Popcorn Holding Company LLC.
According to the complaint, Schmitz went to Garrett Popcorn Shops at 625 N. Michigan Ave. to buy popcorn items on May 13, 2013, when her foot caught on a mat that was not level because the entrance floor was higher than the shop floor, causing her to trip and fall.
She accuses the defendants of being careless and negligent by failing to properly maintain the premises or warn her about the dangerous condition.
Schmitz, who claims she suffered injuries including broken bones, is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is represented by Vincent Petrosino of Serpico Petrosino DiPiero & O'Shea Ltd. in Chicago.