CHARLESTON -- A casino visitor is suing after she tripped and fell on a piece of carpet.

Eleni Melles filed suit May 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Racing Corp. of West Virginia, doing business as Mardi Gras Casino and Resort.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 17, Melles was at the defendant's facility at 1 Greyhound Drive, Cross Lanes. While there, Melles tripped on a piece of torn carpet, which caused her to violently fall and become injured, the suit states.

The defendant is accused of negligently maintaining the premises and failing to warn visitors to the facility of the hazardous condition.

Melles is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional minimum.

She is being represented by attorneys Erika Klie Kolenich and Lorena Ellen Waddell of Klie Law Offices PLLC. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Carrie L. Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case No. 14-C-922

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