Man blames Burger King for slip and fall

By Cara Bailey | Jan 19, 2007

HUNTINGTON - A Cabell County man is suing a local fast-food restaurant after he was injured while visiting the dining establishment.

Michael S. Stevens is suing Burger King, after he slipped and fell in the men's restroom.

On. Sept. 11, 2005, Stevens went into the restroom and crossed the floor to the sink, when he slipped on the floor. He reached with his arms to try and catch himself, but struck his shoulder against the wall.

Stevens sustained an acromioclavicular separation of the right shoulder, radicular low back pain and injuries to his body generally.

"The floor tile is smooth, and is without a non-slip surface," the suit states. "The area had no 'Caution Wet Floor' markers displayed at the time of the accident."

The suit, filed Jan. 11, states the restaurant neglects the safety of the public because the floor does not have a non-slip surface.

Stevens is seeking coverage of past medical bills, totaling more than $11,600, future medical costs and compensatory and punitive damages.

Stevens demands a trial by jury. The case has been assigned to Judge David M. Pancake.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 07-C-29

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