Customer sues Lowe's home improvement store for work cart accident

Jon Campisi Jun. 8, 2011, 4:13pm

A Philadelphia couple is suing the home improvement store Lowe’s for injuries the wife sustained after being struck by an object inside one of the business’s Philadelphia locations.

Philadelphia attorney Michael B. Krupnick, of the firm Dion, Solomon & Shaprio, L.L.C., filed the premises liability lawsuit at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas June 7 on behalf of Sheila and William Ward.

The defendant named is Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc.

According to the complaint, Sheila Ward was walking through the Lowe’s store at 1500 N. 50th St. in Philadelphia in mid August 2009, when an employee navigating the aisles with a work cart containing an object suddenly ran into the plaintiff causing serious injuries.

The incident, the lawsuit states, caused Ward to sustain “serious and painful injuries,” including but not limited to myofascial disease, cervicalgia, lower back pain, aggravation of pre-existing degenerative disc disease, multiple disc herniations, bulging discs and a severe shock to the nerves and nervous system.

Ward has been forced to expend large sums of money on medical treatment, and is expected to have to do the same into the future, the complaint states. She has also experienced a loss of life’s duties and pleasures.

The lawsuit accuses the defendant of carelessness, negligence and recklessness in failing to offer Ward proper protection as a business invitee of Lowe’s. The suit also accuses of the store of allowing an employee to wheel a cart through its halls in a reckless, dangerous and unsafe manner.

Sheila Ward demands judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiff’s husband, William Ward, also seeks the same amount of damages through his own count listed in the complaint.

The non-jury matter awaits listing.

The case number is 110600220.

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