Woman sues after incident at Elder-Beerman

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 26, 2015

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman is suing Bon-Ton Department Stores after she claims she was injured while on its property as a customer.

On Oct. 12, Audrey R. Williams was a business invitee of Bon-Ton's Elder-Beerman store in Putnam County when a rack of clothing fell on her and caused her to fall, according to a complaint filed Jan. 23 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Williams claims the defendant was negligent in failing to ensure that its rack was properly secure and stable.

As a result of the defendant's negligence, Williams suffered a comminuted left femur fracture and other injuries, according to the suit.

Williams claims she incurred medical and rehabilitation expenses; pain and suffering; physical limitations and permanent impairment; diminished capacity to enjoy life; annoyance and inconvenience; and other consequences and damages.

Williams is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Arden J. Curry II and David K. Schwirian of Pauley Curry PLLC.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 15-C-141


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