SAN DIEGO — A business invitee is suing Stater Bros. Markets, a retail property, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, liability and negligence.
Jennifer Lynn Rodgers filed a complaint on Oct. 20, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Stater Bros. Markets alleging that the retail property failed to exercise standard care in operating a public venue.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Sept. 7, 2015, she was a business invitee of the defendant. When walking on the subject property she slipped and fell on a puddle of water from melted ice on the floor, and as a result, she sustained significant injuries that required a lengthy and expensive course of medical treatment, including surgery, and caused her great mental, physical, and nervous pain and suffering as well as anguish, anxiety, indignity, embarrassment, and loss of quality of life.
The plaintiff holds Stater Bros. Markets responsible because the defendant allegedly caused plaintiff to incur expenses for medical care and treatment of injuries brought about by its negligence, failed to correct the dangerous condition, and failed to warn the public of the hazardous condition on the floor.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor, monetary relief in excess of $75,000 plus interest and costs, and other relief deemed just. She is represented by Matthew Pare of Law Office Of Matthew Pare APC in Chula Vista.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02614