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Woman who fell at a Wheeling Kroger files negligence suit

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By Marian Johns | Nov 1, 2019


WHEELING – Kroger is facing a lawsuit by a woman who slipped and fell at its Wheeling grocery store and was injured.

According to the filing in Ohio Circuit Court, plaintiff Mikisha Lee filed a civil action against the defendant The Kroger Co. alleging negligence.

Lee alleges she slipped and fell on Aug. 17, 2017, at the defendant's Warwood Avenue, Wheeling location because of an unmaintained/unsafe walkway surface. She alleges the defendant failed to warn of the condition and failed to exercise reasonable care to inspect and maintain the property.

"The customer walkway surface, within defendant Kroger's aforesaid Warwood store location was negligently, carelessly, and improperly assembled/constructed, maintained inspected, repaired, cleaned, and/or monitored by Defendant Kroger, thereby directly and proximately causing plaintiff Lee to sustain violent and serious injuries, damages and losses..," Lee claims in her suit. 

Lee seeks compensatory damages, interests and costs. She is represented by Ronald W. Zavolta, Jordan M. Laird and Paul J. Ratcliffe of the Zavolta Law Office in Wheeling.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jason A. Cuomo.

Ohio Circuit Court case number 19-C-202

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