PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff claims she was injured while shopping at a Philadelphia grocery store, having allegedly been hit with a flatbed stocked with store items by one of the store’s employees.

Bernadette J. Wiggins and Andrew Wiggins of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 14 versus The Fresh Grocer of LaSalle, also of Philadelphia.

On Oct. 2, 2015, Bernadette was shopping in the defendant grocery establishment, when the complaint says a store employee failed to act safely and observe her presence, striking her with a flatbed stacked with store inventory products.

“Plaintiff…avers that the defendant had or should have known that an employee may strike a business invitee with a flatbed stacked with products while people are shopping,” the suit states.

As a result of the accident, Bernadette claims to have suffered injuries to her back, pelvis, buttocks and left leg. Bernadette’s husband and fellow plaintiff, Andrew, also contributed a charge of loss of consortium to the litigation.

For counts of negligence and loss of consortium, the plaintiffs are seeking damages not in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiffs are represented by Andrea B. Paul, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170901373

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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