Icy parking lot leads to lawsuit

by Annie Cosby |
Jan. 6, 2015, 8:10am

WINFIELD – A Putnam County man is suing over claims he was injured on the icy parking lot of a convenience store.

Richard Saunders filed a lawsuit Dec. 3 in Putnam Circuit Court against Go-Mart Inc., citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Saunders was at the Go-Mart in Poca on Dec. 21, 2013, when he stepped out of the vehicle he was riding in and slipped on the ice-covered parking lot, causing him to fall and sustain injuries to his wrist, elbow and back. The defendant is accused of negligence in failing to remove the ice or warn visitors of the dangerous condition.

Saunders seeks compensatory damages.

He is represented by attorney Lia DiTrapano Fairless of DiTrapano Law Firm in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Phillip M. Stowers.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 14-C-286

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