CHARLESTON -- A Gilmer County couple is suing Big Sandy Furniture for injuries sustained at its Parkersburg location.

On Dec. 5, 2008, Sharon Anderson purchased a mirror from Big Sandy Furniture and drove to the customer service area to have it loaded into her vehicle, according to a complaint filed Nov. 23 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Anderson claims when she exited her vehicle, she immediately slipped on snow and/or ice and fell.

As a result of the fact that the customer service area was not properly maintained, Anderson sustained a severe hamstring tear and injuries to her shoulder and neck, according to the suit.

Anderson claims the defendant owed a duty to patrons to prevent and look for unsafe or potentially unsafe conditions and maintain the customer service area in a reasonably safe condition.

Big Sandy Furniture knew or should have known of the dangerous and unsafe nature and failed to remedy or warn patrons of the condition, according to the suit.

Anderson and her husband, Norman Anderson, are seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. They are being represented by Joseph K. Reeder.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-2132

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