McDowell Co. woman blames injuries on fall at Kroger

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 23, 2015

PRINCETON – A McDowell County woman blames Kroger for her injuries after she slipped and fell on a wet floor while shopping. Kimberly Lynn Charles filed her complaint against Kroger Limited Partnership I dba as The Kroger Co. on Sept. 11 in Mercer Circuit Court. Charles, who lives in Premier, says she was shopping at Kroger in Princeton on Sept. 20, 2013, when she saw an employee mopping down an aisle. “The employee told the plaintiff that it was OK for her to walk on the aisle where he had m


PRINCETON – A McDowell County woman blames Kroger for her injuries after she slipped and fell on a wet floor while shopping.

Kimberly Lynn Charles filed her complaint against Kroger Limited Partnership I dba as The Kroger Co. on Sept. 11 in Mercer Circuit Court.

Charles, who lives in Premier, says she was shopping at Kroger in Princeton on Sept. 20, 2013, when she saw an employee mopping down an aisle.

“The employee told the plaintiff that it was OK for her to walk on the aisle where he had mopped,” the complaint states. “When plaintiff began walking down the aisle, she realized that the aisle was still wet and before she could turn around to go out of the aisle, plaintiff slipped on the wet floor and fell on her right knee and then fell to her left knee.”

Charles says her knees began to hurt, and she went to Welch Emergency Hospital the following day. She said she suffered severe and debilitating injuries that have caused pain, suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress.

She seeks compensatory damages for her injuries, including medical care and treatment as well as loss of physical function, loss of enjoyment of life and related loss of income. She also seeks pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief.

Charles is represented by Mark E. Wills of Wills Law Office in Princeton. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Omar Aboulhosn.

Mercer Circuit Court case number: 15-C-327

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