CHARLESTON – A St. Albans woman is suing KC Properties, LLC, after she claims she was injured due to its negligence in failing to provide a safe walkway at a St. Albans rental property.

Kevin L. Childers, individually and as the owner, manager, agent, servant and/or employee of KC Properties, LLC, was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Prior to Dec. 13, 2010, the defendants removed earth near a sidewalk, which lmade the ground uneven, at a St. Albans rental unit, but did not fill the area back in with dirt to make it level and had not erected warning signs or a barrier to warn people of the drop off, according to a complaint filed Dec. 11 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Loretta Jean Sanson claims on Dec. 13, 2010, there was snow and ice on the property and she fell and was injured because of the drop-off.

The defendants negligently, carelessly, wrongfully and unlawfully allowed the property to become unsafe and dangerous; failed to inspect the premises for the unsafe and dangerous condition; failed to warn persons entering onto the property; and failed to keep and maintain its premises in a safe condition, according to the suit.

Sanson claims she was severely and permanently injured and incurred medical expenses because of the defendants’ negligence.

As a result of the defendants’ conduct, Sanson suffered great pain of body and mind; loss of enjoyment of life; loss of wages; loss of the ability to earn wages; and other impairments and disabilities, according to the suit.

Sanson is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Marvin W. Masters and Paula L. Wilson.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis H. Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-2435

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