Customer sues convenience store, claiming negligence in clearing ice

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 15, 2019

BECKLEY — A customer is suing a convenience store, citing alleged negligence.

Matthew Wayne Fox filed a complaint Dec. 3 in Raleigh Circuit Court against MGJ, Inc. d/b/a Grandview Shell & Convenience Store, alleging that it breached its duty to use reasonable care to keep its premises safe.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 17, 2016, Fox was a customer at the defendant's store when he allegedly fell on a patch of slippery ice while walking through the exterior premises of the store. 

As a result, Fox claims, he sustained physical injuries, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff holds MGJ, Inc. d/b/a Grandview Shell & Convenience Store responsible because it allegedly failed to properly inspect and remove accumulations of ice from the exterior premises of its store.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for compensatory and general damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, cost, attorney fees and such further relief that plaintiff may be entitled. He is represented by Robert P. Lorea of Lorea Law Office PLLC in Charleston.

Raleigh Circuit Court Case number 18-C-533-D

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