U.S. District Court in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - A Holland, Pa., couple filed suit against a New York-based company claiming injuries in a 2014 fall in the defendant’s store.

Alisha S. Rodgers and Timothy Rodgers sued Wegmans Food Markets Inc. of Rochester, N.Y., in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania on June 29, claiming personal injury in August.

According to the complaint, Alisha was shopping at the Wegmans location at 1405 Main St. in Warrington on or about Aug. 30 at about 12:05 p.m. when she slipped on a slippery substance and was “violently thrown to the ground.”

The suit states that the defendant knew or should have known of the existence of the dangerous and defective condition.

Alleging that the fall resulted solely from negligence, carelessness and recklessness, the plaintiffs argue that Wegmans failed to inspect and maintain the premises safely, repair the flaw, and warn patrons of the danger.

Alisha avers injuries to her head, body and extremities including lumbosacral sprain and aggravation of pre-existing disk disease, along with shock to her nervous system.

Collectively claiming medical expenses, limitation from attending to daily activities, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium, the plaintiffs seek monetary damages in excess of $150,000, attorneys’ fees, and court costs. They are represented by Bernard Gross of Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:15-cv-03624-MSG.

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