A woman has filed suit against Dollar Tree Stores Inc. and Weingarten Realty Management Co. for the personal injuries she sustained in an alleged fall at their store in Texas City, Texas.


Karen Woodworth filed suit in Texas’ Galveston County District Court on December 20, alleging that she tripped and fell on the welcome mat while entering the front doors of Dollar Tree on May 27.


Woodworth alleges that the mat in question contained indented and unlevel parts that exacerbated her injuries, increasing the damage caused by the alleged incident.


The suit said that after falling, Woodworth’s knee slammed into the concrete floor and her momentum carried her into a nearby display table, causing her and its contents to fall to the floor.


One of the cashiers at the store attempted to assist Woodworth to her feet, but the suit says it was several minutes before she was able to lift herself to her feet, wobbling in pain.


Woodworth says she wasn’t aware of the condition of the mat and the store had no warning signs posted in the front. She said the knee she injured required medical treatment and physical therapy.


Woodworth seeks unspecified damages.
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