MADISON — A Florida man claims negligence by a Madison property owner created a stairway entrance hazard that caused him to fall and be injured.
Charles Hudson accuses Rex Mitchell of two counts of negligence and infliction of of emotional distress because “he carelessly and wrongfully permitted the stairway to the entrance of … rental property to fall into a dilapidated condition … which caused your Plaintiff to fall as he was attempting to walk down this stairway” causing injury.
A Second negligence count says the subject stairway was without a hand railing.
Charleston lawyer Michael D. Payne filed the case June 22 in Boone Circuit Court, claiming Hudson suffered “great pain of body and mind, loss of enjoyment of life, annoyance and inconvenience, and other impairments and disabilities” in the June 2010 incident.
A jury trial is demanded for compensatory damages in excess of statutory minimum, pre- and post-judgment interest, litigation expenses, and such other relief deemed fit.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge William S. Thompson.
Boone Circuit Court case number 12-C-133