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Woman Sues Saks In Boca, Claims Elevator Was Wet With Cleaning Substance

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Phase One Had Just Started, Melissa Kriebel Slipped, Fell


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (News App readers click here for full report) — A woman shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue in May — just as retail stores were allowed to operate at fifty percent due to COVID-19 — claims that she slipped and fell in a wet elevator at the Boca Raton Town Center Mall store.

Melissa Kriebel, according to the suit, “was rightfully on the premises as a business invitee as a shopping patron at the subject department store known as Saks Fifth Avenue located in the property known as the Boca Town Center Mall (On or about May 18th, 2020).”

“On or about May 18, 2020, Plaintiff Melissa Kriebel, pressed the button enter the elevator on the second floor near the women’s department of the subject store. As soon as the elevator door opened, she walked into the elevator when she immediately, suddenly, unexpectedly and violently slipped and fell on the wet, slippery floor causing significant permanent injuries requiring surgical intervention.”

“While on the ground,” wrote attorneys, “she instantly realized that the floor was soaking wet with a mixture of water and heavy, slippery cleaning agents.”

According to the suit, Kriebel suffered “bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, lost wages, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment. The losses are either permanent or continuing in nature and Plaintiff will suffer losses in the future.”

The lawsuit is below. News app readers, click here if the PDF does not appear.



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