Customer alleges convenience store's negligence caused fall

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 21, 2017

PRINCETON — A Mercer County woman is suing a Lashmeet store, alleging the defendant's negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Mary Pruett filed a lawsuit Jan. 30 in Mercer Circuit Court against Little General Store, Inc., alleging failure to inform customers of an unsafe condition.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 29, 2015, while exiting the defendant's store to return to her vehicle, Pruett fell forward after stepping into a hole in the store's parking lot. The suit says Pruett landed on the paved parking lot, striking her face and her right knee. 

The lawsuit states she reported the incident to an employee of the store and was taken by a Pruett family member to Princeton Community Hospital Emergency room due to the severe pain she was experiencing in her face, back and right knee. 

The plaintiff alleges Little General Store breached its duty to maintain a reasonably safe premise by failing to correct or remove the hazard and failed to provide warning signs in the vicinity of the hole in the parking lot.

Pruett seeks trial by jury, damages in an amount to be determined by the jury, pre and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, court costs, expenses incurred and all other appropriate relief. She is represented by attorney Ryan J. Flanigan of The Flanigan Law Office in Princeton.

Mercer Circuit Court Case number 17-C-45-DS

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