PRINCETON — A Mercer County man filed a lawsuit against a property owner for alleged negligence in a 2014 matter.

Michael Hodges of Princeton, as next friend of daughter Kaileigh Hodges, brought a complaint against Courthouse Square LLC of Bluefield on March 27 in Mercer Circuit Court, claiming negligence in a 2014 incident.

According to the filing, the plaintiff was walking in a parking lot owned by the defendant on or about July 11, 2014 when he fell and suffered injuries.

Hodges claims that Courthouse Square negligently, carelessly and recklessly failed to make repairs to the parking lot, located on Route 19, thus allegedly causing him to fall. The plaintiff cites breach of duty to himself and the general public.

Claiming that the defendant should have known people were using the parking lot to access businesses along the east side of the road, Hodges argues that he suffered a broken leg and incurred medical expenses in the amount of $4,461.08. Injuries to his daughter were not identified.

The plaintiff seeks all amounts allowable under state law to compensate him, including compensatory damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs.

Hodges is represented by Harold Wolfe of Akers Law Office in Princeton. The case has been assigned to Judge James P. Mazzone.

Mercer Circuit Court case number: 15-C-112-WS

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