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Man Trips Over Protrusion From Base Of Merchandise Display


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11/17/2008
Brent Adams
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A man from Illinois has filed a personal injury suit against a BP Amoco in Granite City, Illinois (which is also known as “Huck’s Convenience Store”) seeking damages for the medical expenses and pain and suffering he incurred from tripping over a merchandise display.

 

According to the complaint filed on September 2 by Ronald Rea, the display’s base extended beyond the display itself and was not readily visible to the eye which created a tripping hazard for customers entering the bathroom.

 

Rea claims negligence on the part of BP due to its failure to provide an area that was safe for customers to conduct business within the retail establishment.

 

Rea also claims that BP was negligent by failing to warn customers of the merchandise display’s base’s protrusion and failed to place barricades to prevent customers from tripping and failed to remove the protrusion. He seeks damages exceeding $15,000.



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