Nordstrom faces injury claim by woman who fractured neck in store parking lot

By Jon Campisi | May 14, 2013

A Montgomery County couple has filed a personal injury claim against retailer

A Montgomery County couple has filed a personal injury claim against retailer

Nordstrom over allegations that the wife injured her neck after getting out of her vehicle in the parking lot of one of the business’s Pennsylvania locations.

Natalie Meltzer and her husband, Robert, who reside in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., are suing Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. over allegations that the woman sustained a non-displaced fourth metatarsal neck fracture on May 13, 2011, after she fell in the parking lot of the business’s King of Prussia location while exiting her car.

The fall was due to a hole in the parking lot surface, the lawsuit states.

Meltzer’s injuries required her to seek out medical attention and prevented her from pursuing her normal, daily activities, the complaint alleges.

The plaintiff also experienced pain and suffering and she suffered economic losses tied to her medical treatment, the suit claims.

In addition to Nordstrom, the other defendants listed in the civil action are King of Prussia Associates, Yarmouth Lend Lease KOP Inc., Kravco Maintenance Company, HRE Kravco II Inc., and RNA Kravco III Inc.

The co-defendants are responsible for controlling and maintaining the property where the alleged incident occurred, which is located in the vicinity of the King of Prussia Mall complex, a popular regional shopping destination.

The suit says that the plaintiff’s injuries are due to the combined negligence and carelessness of the defendants.

“As a further result of the negligence and carelessness of the Defendants … Plaintiff, Natalie Meltzer, has suffered agonizing aches, severe physical pains, disability, mental anguish and humiliation and will continue to suffer same for an indefinite time in the future, all to Plaintiff, Natalie Meltzer’s, great detriment and loss,” the complaint reads.

Meltzer and her husband seek more than $75,000 in compensatory damages, in addition to interest and costs.

The couple is being represented by attorney Brad S. Tabakin, of the firm Galerman & Tabakin LLP, which has offices in Philadelphia, Montgomery County and the State of New Jersey.

The federal case number is 2:13-cv-02571-JHS. 

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