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Woman sues Advance Auto Parts over negligence claims after tripping on rug

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 26, 2015

BECKLEY – A woman is suing an auto parts store over claims that tripping over the store's rug caused extensive injuries.

Joann Lilly filed the suit Dec. 8 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Advance Stores Co., doing business as Advance Auto Parts, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 13, 2013, the Lilly was a costumer at the defendant's Beaver store. While she exited the store, she allegedly tripped on a rug, falling into the glass door, and causing severe and permanent injuries. She allegedly received injuries to her neck, face, right leg, hand and mouth in the form of knocked-out teeth as well as others that were removed later.

The suit states that store personnel created an incident report, with the name of a witness to the event, but the defendant says that report isn't available.

The plaintiff seeks a trial by jury to determine damages, such as medical expenses and loss of enjoyment of life. She is represented by J. Michael Anderson of Rainelle.

Raleigh Circuit Court Case number 15-C-1001

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