Couple sue Bed, Bath & Beyond, say wife tripped on a rug

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 14, 2018

MEDIA — A couple re suing Bed Bath & Beyond after an alleged accident in the store.

Denise Tran and Anthony Tran filed a complaint on Aug. 6, in the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County alleging that the defendants failed to use due care to maintain its premises in a safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on July 9, 2016, Denise Tran tripped and fell due to a raised portion of the carpet or rug adjacent to the customer service area. 

As a result of defendants' negligence, plaintiff sustained serious and permanent injuries including a left wrist injury that required surgery and substantial physical therapy, pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical distress, inconvenience, embarrassment, humiliation, restriction of movement, and/or loss of the enjoyment of life, while her husband and co-plaintiff has been deprived of her assistance, society and consortium. 

The plaintiffs hold Bed Bath & Beyond responsible because it allegedly failed to maintain the rug cover in a safe condition, failed to warn customers of any unsafe condition of its premises, failed to perform routine maintenance and/or repair, and failed to remedy and/or repair the dangerous condition.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000, together with interest, costs and delay damages. They are represented by Matthew J. Bilker of Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander PC in Media, Pennsylvania.

Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania Case number 18-C-5122

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