BECKLEY – A Fayette County man is suing over claims he was injured at a Lowe's store.

Carlos E. Adkins filed a lawsuit Aug. 20 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Lowe's Home Centers, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Adkins was at the Lowe's of Beckley on Sept. 12, 2012, when several large sheets of metal roofing, weighing approximately 150 pounds, fell off a display and struck Adkins's shoulder, knocking him to his knees on the flat-bed cart he was using. Adkins says he incurred medical expenses in excess of $6,500 and accuses the defendant of negligence in failing to use a safety chain on the sheets, and reckless, willful and wanton actions.

Adkins is represented by attorneys Kevin Burke Burgess, Christopher B. Frost and Steven R. Broadwater Jr. of Hamilton, Burgess, Young & Pollard in Fayetteville. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge John A Hutchison.

Raleigh Circuit Court case number 14-C-822-H

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