Woman allegedly broke kneecap after falling in Granite City parking lot

A woman claims she broke her kneecap when she fell in the Ruler Foods parking lot on Valentine’s Day.

Pamela Asadorian filed a complaint Dec. 17 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Soho Investments Inc., alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Soho Investments owned, operated and managed a commercial property located off Nameoki Road in Granite City. Asadorian alleges that on Feb. 14 she was getting out of her car and was walking to the Ruler Foods store located on the defendant’s property when she stepped into a “pothole or other defect” in the “large asphalt” parking lot, fell and suffered injuries. Her injuries allegedly included breaking her left kneecap.

Asadorian claims she suffered “permanent bodily injury” as well as disability and disfigurement and has incurred medical treatment expenses.

She alleges the defendant is negligent for failing to inspect, maintain and repair the parking lot. She also alleges the defendant failed to warn of “the condition of the parking lot.” Asadorian claims it was “reasonably foreseeable” to the defendant that people would park in the lot and walk to the nearby stores and that they had a duty to maintain the parking lot.

Asadorian seeks a judgment in her favor between $50,000 and $75,000 and all other just relief.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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