Fall in parking lot leads to suit against Logan's

David Yates Feb. 27, 2008, 7:43am

After dining at Logan's Roadhouse, Staci Eatman tripped over a piece of protruding metal while walking to her vehicle. Eatman claims she was injured because the restaurant negligently allowed a dangerous condition to exist on its premises.

She has filed suit against Logan's Roadhouse, restaurant mananger Jerry Latour and CBL Parkdale Crossing � the company that owns the shopping center. Eatman's suit was filed in the Jefferson County District Court on Feb. 26.

According to the plaintiff's petition, Eatman was eating at the restaurant on Feb. 17 during her lunch break.

"She exited and while walking over to an automobile to leave the immediate premises, she suddenly and unexpectedly was caused to trip and thrown to the concrete below," the suit said.

"Despite Defendant's knowledge of the unreasonably dangerous condition, there was no warning of the condition made to the Plaintiff or others similarly situated."

The suit goes on to allege that the defendants committed the following acted of negligence:

  • Failing to correct, repair, reduce or eliminate, or to have corrected, repaired, reduced or eliminated the dangerous condition;
  • Failing to inspect and/or adequately inspect;
  • Failing to maintain and/or adequately maintain;
  • Failing to supervise and/or adequately supervise;
  • Failing to warn and/or adequately warn;
  • Failing to instruct and/or adequately instruct;
  • Failing to barricade the dangerous condition;
  • In negligently exercising its retained right of control over the injury-causing event;
  • And failing to leave the premises free from foreseeable injury causing conditions.

    Eatman is suing for compensatory and exemplary damages, plus past and future medical expenses, mental anguish and lost earnings.

    She is requesting a trial by jury and is represented by the Law Offices of Gilbert T. Adams.

    Judge Bob Wortham, 58th Judicial District, has been assigned to the case.

    Case No. A181-324

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