MOUNDSVILLE - A Moundsville woman says McDonald's Corp. is to blame for her slipping on a patch of ice.

Susie J. Darrah filed a lawsuit July 21 in Marshall Circuit Court against McDonald's, stating it is responsible for the "maintenance of the sidewalk to and from the restaurant."

She says she was walking into the McDonald's in Moundsville when she slipped on a patch of ice and fell.

As a result, she says she has suffered serious personal injuries like: Medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, mental anguish, the loss of the ability to enjoy life and becoming an increased industrial risk.

She seeks compensatory and punitive damages.

"The Plaintiff's fall was due to the defendant's negligence in its failure to maintain the sidewalk," the complaint says.

Rodney Berry of Moundsville law firm Berry, Kessler, Crutchfield, Taylor and Gordon is representing Darrah, who also seeks court costs.

Judge Mark Karl has been assigned the case.

Marshall Circuit Court case number 06-C-166

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