Woman files lawsuit after dance floor injury

The Shark Club on Lorne Street

KAMLOOPS - A child care worker is seeking compensation for damages from the Northland Properties Corporation and the Shark Club Sports Grill after a table allegedly fell and broke her ankle while she was on the dance floor.

Violet Weaver filed her allegations in a notice of claim in Kamloops Supreme Court May 20. Weaver arrived at the club around 1 a.m. March 18. She was on the dance floor when a table stacked on a large speaker fell and landed on her right leg and ankle, the claim states.

She alleges club staff was negligent in placing the table on a “vibrating, uneven, slippery or unsteady surface of the speaker.” The document alleges the location provided no warning of hazards, failed to test to ensure the dance floor was not dangerous to use and “causing or permitting the dance floor to become or to remain uneven and in a dangerous condition."

The injuries Weaver sustained includes multiple fractures to her right ankle along with bruises, abrasions and lacerations to her right leg, ankle and foot, according to the claim. The plaintiff alleges the injuries have caused a lack of coordination and mobility, discomfort, anxiety and difficulty sleeping.

Weaver is seeking general damages, loss of past and future income, past and future care costs and special damages.

None of the allegations have been proven in court. A statement of defence has not yet been filed. A manager at the Shark Club location on Lorne Street declined comment.

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