Woman blames Ollie's after falling over cinder blocks in store

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 30, 2017

BECKLEY – A Wyoming County woman blames a bargain store for injuries she sustained after tripping over a stack of cinder blocks in an aisle.

Doris Ann Huff filed her complaint Aug. 15 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Inc.

In her complaint, Huff says she was shopping at the Beckley location of Ollie’s on Aug. 15, 2015, when she tripped and fell on a stack of cinder blocks located in an aisle inside the store.

“The defendant had actual and constructive notice that the cinder blocks were creating a hazardous and dangerous condition,” the complaint states. “The defendant did not take any reasonable steps to remove the aforesaid dangerous and hazardous condition. The defendant did not post any signs or other devices warning persons of the dangerous and hazardous condition.”

Huff says she has suffered a permanent and debilitating physical injury and has endured past, present and future pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, loss of mobility, increased chance of future injury, aggravation, annoyance and inconvenience. She also says she has suffered a loss of future earning capacity and loss of household services, loss of wages, opportunity and time.

She also seeks compensation for continuing and future medical expenses as well as for economic losses for travel to and from medical appointments. In addition, she seeks court costs and expenses as well as pre- and post-judgment interest.

Huff also wants punitive damages.

She is represented by Oceana attorney Thomas H. Evans III. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge John A. Hutchison.

Raleigh Circuit Court case number 17-C-458

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