PHILADELPHIA — A contractor's employee is suing Giant Food Stores LLC, a supermarket chain, citing alleged failure to protect, failure to warn, and negligence.
Yvonne E. Krick of Berks County filed a complaint on April 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Giant Food Stores LLC, alleging that the supermarket chain failed to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on May 30, 2014, she was assigned by her employer to perform services for defendant's supermarket when she tripped by a floor mat that had flipped up by itself and fell forward, causing her to suffer serious and permanent injuries, including but not limited to a grade 2 left supraspinatus tear, torn left labrum and various contusions and injuries to her left knee and hip. As a direct and proximate result, she has endured and will continue to endure great pain and suffering and has incurred financial and medical expenses, the suit says. The plaintiff holds Giant Food Stores LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly allowed the area to become unsafe, failed to provide suitable or adequate warnings, failed to create a safe area for walking and failed to take precautionary measures.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount in excess of $75,000, plus costs of this suit. She is represented by Thad M. Gelsinger of Leisa witz Heller Abramowitch Phillips in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 5:16-cv-01734