CHARLESTON – A man is suing the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety-Division of Corrections for injuries he sustained on its property.
Harold E. Lilly vs. West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety-Division of Corrections; James E. Rubenstein; and Debra D. Minnix
On Jan. 14, 2013, Harold E. Lilly was on the front steps of Unit 24 at Pruntytown Correctional Center in Grafton when he slipped and fell, according to a complaint filed Jan. 9 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Lilly claims the defendants had a duty to maintain its premises in a clean, orderly and safe manner and failed to do so.
The defendants negligently failed to exercise ordinary care in the maintenance of the front steps, negligently failed to meet the minimum standards of safety and negligently failed to make the premises safe for its intended use, according to the suit.
Lilly claims the defendants had knowledge of the steps and failed to warn its inmates/residents, invitees and guests of the dangerous condition.
Lilly is seeking compensatory damages. He is being represented by Kevin B. Burgess, Christopher B. Frost and Steven R. Broadwater of Hamilton, Burgess, Young & Pollard PLLC.
The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 15-C-37