CHARLESTON -- A Charleston woman is suing Gabriel Brothers after she slipped and was injured in the store.

On June 28, 2008, Mary Johnson slipped and fell inside the defendant's store near the cash registers, according to a complaint filed March 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Johnson claims she slipped on water that had accumulated in a puddle on the floor that was not readily visible to her.

The defendant knew or should have known that the hazardous condition existed, according to the suit.

Johnson claims the defendant failed to met its duty of care by failing to perform reasonable inspections of its premises in order to recognize and remedy hazardous conditions.

As a result of the fall, Johnson suffered a fractured toe, which required medical treatment and surgeries, according to the suit. Johnson claims she incurred medical expenses, endured great pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages and other damages.

Johnson is seeking compensatory damages. She is being represented by Scott H. Kaminski.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-534

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