CHARLESTON -- A Kanawha County woman is suing the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority after she slipped and fell in a parking lot.
On Dec. 22, 2007, Tara Viramethi was loading groceries at a parking lot of an apartment complex when she slipped on oil in the parking lot and fell, according to a complaint filed Dec. 16 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Viramethi claims the oil constituted as a hazardous condition that has been present for a sufficient period of time to allow the defendant an opportunity to clean it up.
According to the suit, the defendant owed a duty of reasonable care under all circumstances to provide reasonably safe premises.
Viramethi claims she suffered a compression fracture and bulging disk in her back for which she has incurred medical expenses; has endured great pain and suffering; loss of enjoyment of life; and other damages.
Viramethi is seeking compensatory damages. Scott H. Kaminski of Balgo & Kaminski is representing her.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis Bloom.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 09-C-2305