Woman Sues Agent After Falling Through Floor During Showing

July 26, 2019

A woman in Princeton, W.V., is suing the property owner and real estate agent after she says she fell through the floor while viewing the property.

Louise Nicole Graves filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court claiming that when she viewed the property for sale, the floor collapsed underneath her and caused her leg to go through the floor, all the way up to her hip. She blames the property’s poor maintenance and lighting for the fall.

Graves filed the complaint against Bramwell High School ATV Lodge, the owner of the property, and a broker and associate agent with RE/MAX Refine Realty. She is accusing the defendants of negligence.

Graves says in the complaint that she was viewing the property with her sister, Michelle Bourdua. The property was a former high school that’s been turned into a multiuse building. Bourdua’s agent arranged for them to view the vacant property with another agent.

But as they walked through the property, Graves says, the floor collapsed and her leg went through it. In the complaint, she says that she has suffered severe and painful injuries on her right shoulder and left leg.

The incident originally occurred on August 17, 2017.