SCRANTON – A plaintiff claiming to have sustained serious knee injuries in the parking lot of a Dickson City Wal-Mart store, has initiated legal action against the retail giant for damages related to that accident.
Tina McDonald of Carbondale filed suit in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas on Aug. 18 versus Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
On or about Feb. 10 of this year, McDonald was a customer at the aforementioned Wal-Mart store in Dickson City. While at that location, McDonald was caused to fall and injure herself due to an “accumulation of ice, snow and slush” in the parking lot area of the premises.
McDonald claimed Wal-Mart allowed the ice, snow and slush to build up on the parking lot when they knew it constituted a dangerous condition, failed to maintain the parking lot in a safe manner and failed to warn customers of the parking lot’s condition.
Along with other bodily injuries, McDonald allegedly suffered multiple ligament tears in her left knee due to the fall.
For a single count of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional limit regarding arbitration referral by local rule, plus interest and costs.
The plaintiff is represented by Kevin M. Conaboy of Abrahamsen Conaboy & Abrahamsen, in Scranton.
Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas case 17-CV-4503
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