Woman who fell outside Shop Rite files premises liability complaint

By Jon Campisi | Aug 30, 2011

A Philadelphia woman who claims she suffered a host of physical injuries after falling outside of a city Shop Rite supermarket is suing the company in civil court.

Attorney Harvey Voron, of the city law firm of Gerson, Capek & Voron, filed the premises liability complaint on behalf of Barbara Perry, and her husband, Edward Perry, on Aug. 25 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

The defendants named in the civil action are Collins Family Markets, which runs the Shop Rite location at 101 E. Olney Avenue where the alleged incident took place; Broadwall Management Corp.; Jeffrey Management Corp., and A/A/F Bldg.-ICS, Olney LLC.

According to the complaint, Barbara Perry was about to enter the Shop Rite store back on Nov. 28, 2009 at about 3 in the afternoon, when she suddenly fell outside the store. The claim is that Perry fell because of certain holes, depressions, and broken and missing concrete outside of the supermarket.

Her fall caused Perry to sustain injuries to her shoulder, arm, hand, back, hip, groin, knee, and other parts of her body, the suit states. She has been caused to expend large sums of money on medical treatment of her injuries, and she may be required to spend the same in the future.

Perry has also experienced a loss in earnings since she has been unable to work because of her injuries, the suit claims.

Additionally, the incident has caused her to suffer “mental anxiety and anguish, and a severe shock to her entire nervous,” in addition to other pains and agonies.

The lawsuit accuses the defendants of negligence for permitting a dangerous condition to exist on their property, failing to warn the plaintiff and others of the dangerous condition, and failing to maintain, inspect and repair the hazardous condition.

The plaintiffs demand judgment against the defendants in a sum in excess of $50,000, plus interest, delay damages and other court costs.

No arbitration has been set as of yet in the non-jury matter.

The case number is 110803896.

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