CLEARWATER — A customer is suing 7-Eleven, alleging negligence caused the plaintiff to suffer injuries in the store's parking lot.

Tom Shook filed a complaint April 10 in Pinellas Circuit Court against 7-Eleven Corporation, alleging failure to to provide a safe environment for its business invitees.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 28, Shook was at the 7-Eleven, 2990 16th St. N. St. Petersburg. The suit says Shook slipped and violently fell because of the defendant's negligence in allowing the painted handicap stripe in the parking lot area to remain broken, slippery and in disrepair. 

Shook says he sustained bodily injury, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, medical expenses, loss of earnings and aggravation of a previous existing condition. 

The plaintiff alleges 7-Eleven failed to warn him of the dangerous condition, failed to put safety barriers in place and failed to remedy the dangerous condition on its premises.

Shook seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of $15,000, plus costs of action. He is represented by attorney Marcus Fernandez of Kinney, Fernandez & Boire PA in Tampa.

Pinellas Circuit Court case number 18-CA-2206

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