Dollar Store shopper sues alleging fall near entranceway

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 8, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing Dollar General Corp., a chain of variety stores, citing alleged negligence and premises liability.

Lea Toth filed a complaint on Dec. 14 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against Dollar General Corp., alleging the variety store chain breached its duty to keep and maintain its store premises in a reasonably safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 16, 2018, she was an invitee at defendant's Dollar store in Greensburg when her left ankle became entangled in a large, unmarked hole in the floor near the entranceway. 

She allegedly suffered injuries resulting in serious or permanent loss of use of a bodily function, dismemberment and scarring. The plaintiff holds Dollar General Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently allowed the entranceway to be kept in a dangerous condition for a prolonged period of time and failed to provide sufficient warning of the dangerous condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount in excess of $35,000 including punitive damages. She is represented by Brandon A. Swartz and Anthony J. Giannetti of Swartz Culleton PC in Pittsburgh.

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