CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman is suing the West Virginia General Services Division after she claims it was negligent and caused her to suffer damages.

On July 7, 2015, Tatia Maze was cleaning offices on the premises of the West Virginia Capitol Complex in the course and scope of her employment with Goodwill and water was on the floor in the hallway of the Post Audit office that was not visibly to Maze and constituted a hidden hazard or danger, according to a complaint filed July 26 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Maze claims the hazard had been present for a sufficient period of time that the defendant knew or should have known its presents and had a duty to either remedy the hazardous condition or warn individuals of its existence.

The hazardous condition was caused by someone who had defrosted a refrigerator, causing the water to accumulate on the floor, according to the suit.

Maze claims the defendant owed a duty of reasonable care under all of the circumstances to provide a reasonably safe premises for individuals such as herself.

The defendant’s failures proximately caused or contributed to Maze’s injuries, according to the suit.

Maze claims the defendant was negligent and caused her to suffer injuries to her knees and hips, which required medical treatment and caused her to incur medical expenses.

Maze is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Scott H. Kaminski of Kaminski Law PLLC.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Carrie Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 16-C-1133

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