Woman blames Kroger for injuries from fall at store

HUNTINGTON -- A woman is suing the Kroger Company after she slipped and fell in one of its stores and was injured.

Kroger Group Cooperative, Inc.; Kroger Limited Partnership I; and Kroger MTL Management, LLC were also named as defendants in the suit.

On July 13, 2010, Peggy Rice was legally on the defendants' premises when she slipped and fell, according to a complaint filed June 29 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Rice claims the defendants failed to properly inspect, operate, clean, maintain or ward of the hazards at its store.

While at Kroger, Rice slipped and fell on water and/or other liquids negligently left on the floor and sustained injuries to her left knee and other parts of her body, according to the suit.

Rice claims the defendants owed a legal duty to design, construct, inspect, operate, clean, maintain and/or warn of the hazards of using the premises of the Kroger store in a manner that would not allow an unreasonably dangerous condition to be created or exist.

The defendants breached their duty owed to Rice and violated the applicable standard of care, according to the suit.

Rice is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Randall L. Trautwein.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 12-C-426

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