South Charleston woman blames Dunbar Athletic Boosters Club for fall

CHARLESTON -- A South Charleston woman is suing the Dunbar Athletic Boosters Club for injuries she suffered from a fall while on its premises.

On June 19, 2010, Tressie Burdette was on the defendant's premises when she slipped on water in the doorway due to inadequate drainage and drainage equipment located on the building, according to a complaint filed June 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Burdette claims the water in the doorway caused her to fall and suffer serious and permanent injuries.

The defendant knew or should have known that the drainage and drainage equipment on their building was defective and hazardous, according to the suit.

Burdette claims the defendant owed a duty of care to her and other invitees that visit its premises to maintain the premises in a manner that does not allow hazardous conditions to develop.

As a result of the defendant's negligence, Burdette sustained injuries to her neck, left shoulder, left elbow, left thumb, left hip and knee, right arm and lower back, according to the suit.

Burdette is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by John R. Mitchell.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Carrie Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-1145

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