MARLINTON – A Virginia woman alleges she incurred more than $25,000 worth of medical expenses after a fall at a Slatyfork real estate sale and management company.
Kathy Ziskind filed a complaint Jan. 23 in Pocahontas Circuit Court against Mountain Valley Realty LLC alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was at the defendant's property on Jan. 29, 2016, to pick up keys for a rental cabin. She alleges as she was leaving the office, she was descending a stairway and slipped and fell on an area of ice at the base of the stairs. She alleges she fractured her left hip in the fall, which required almost immediate surgical repair and more than $25,000 worth of medical expenses.
The plaintiff holds Mountain Valley Realty LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently permitted ice to accumulate at the base of the stairs, failed provide adequate ice removal method and failed to provide warning or signage of the potential danger.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney's fees, costs and such other just and proper relief. She is represented by Morris C. Davis of The Nestor Law office in Elkins. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Robert E. Richardson.
Pocahontas Circuit Court case number 18-C-04