Woman blames Gabe's for injuries

by Kyla Asbury |
Mar. 13, 2015, 2:03pm

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Gabriel Brothers for injuries she sustained while on the premises of its Charleston store.


On Dec. 6, 2013, Sharon Shand was a customer at Gabriel Brothers in Charleston when she fell and became injured to due to the defendant's negligent maintenance and upkeep of the facility, according to a complaint filed Jan. 14 in Kanawha Circuit Court.


Shand claims the defendant had a duty to maintain a safe environment for its customers and failed to do so.


As a result of the defendant's negligent and careless conduct and actions, Shand sustained serious injury to her mind and body, according to the suit.


Shand claims she suffered permanent physical injury; medical expenses; mental anguish; pain and suffering; annoyance and inconvenience; loss of enjoyment of life; loss of income; and loss of earning capacity.


Shand is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by G. Patrick Jacobs of the Law Office of G. Patrick Jacobs.


The case is assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.


Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 15-C-65

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