Rural King customer alleges Bluefield store's negligence caused injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 19, 2018

PRINCETON — A Mercer County woman is suing a Bluefield store, alleging negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff. 

Linda White recently filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against RK Holdings LLP, doing business as Rural King Holdings LLC, formerly RK Shares, Inc., under the trade name Bluefield Rural King Supply Inc., alleging the defendant placed a dangerous condition in the exit area of its store. 

According to the complaint, on March 16, 2017, White was leaving the defendant's Bluefield Rural King Supply store and going out the designated exit. The suit says a black mat between the set of double doors became tangled under one of the doors, causing White's foot to get tangled and causing her to fall face first to the floor. 

White says she suffered physical injuries and was transported to the hospital by a rescue squad. The suit says White has incurred medical expenses of $10,209.68. 

The plaintiff alleges Rural King Holdings breached its duty of care to the public by either placing, or allowing a rubber mat to be placed, near the sliding doors, which could get tangled in the door, creating an unreasonably unsafe condition.

White seeks trial by jury, judgment to be determined by the court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees and all other relief the court deems proper. She is represented by attorney Harold B. Wolfe III of Princeton.

Mercer Circuit Court case number 18-L-0067

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