SCRANTON – A Hawley man alleges he was injured when he tripped on a rug in a Walmart.
Leon Johnson filed a complaint on Sept. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 30, he sustained physical injuries to his right knee when his foot got caught on a bubble in the carpet and fell while shopping at the defendant's Honesdale store. The plaintiff holds Wal-Mart Stores Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly inspect the carpet on its premises or provide adequate warning regarding the hazardous condition of the carpet.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits of this court plus interest and court costs. He is represented by Edwin A. Abrahamsen Jr. of Abrahamsen, Conaboy & Abrahamsen PC in Scranton.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 3:16-cv-01854-UN2