Customer says negligent Philly supermarket caused broken wrist from trip and fall

By Jim Boyle | Nov 20, 2014

A Chester County woman says that a Philadelphia supermarket created a hazardous

condition that caused her to trip, fall and break her wrist, according to a personal injury suit filed at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Anne McCarthy, of Wynnewood, seeks damages in excess of $50,000 against the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, which owns and operates the Superfresh store located on Lancaster Avenue in Wynnewood, just outside Philadelphia.

According to the complaint, McCarthy was shopping inside the supermarket on Sept. 12, 2013. While walking by the bathroom, the plaintiff tripped and fell over a rolled up mat or rug laying near the bathroom door.

The impact from the fall caused McCarthy to fracture her left wrist requiring a surgical procedure to properly heal. The plaintiff also claims she experienced severe pain, anxiety, depression, humiliation and embarrassment. McCarthy says the injury has forced her to spend money for medical expenses, as well as hire extra help for household duties.

According to the complaint, Superfresh and its employees negligently failed to maintain the walkways and clear them of any hazards that could injure business invitees. McCarthy claims that the staff was aware of the rolled up rug and failed to move it or warn her of the potential danger. The plaintiff says that the store's employees placed Superfresh's interests above the safety of its customers and had an obligation to protect the general public from hazardous conditions that exist in the supermarket.

The plaintiff is represented by attorneys from Ostroff Injury Law.

The case ID is 141000787.

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