Woman sues steakhouse after slipping in icy carpet

By Cara Bailey | Feb 16, 2007

MORGANTOWN - A Monongalia County woman has filed a suit against a Morgantown steakhouse after she fell while exiting the restaurant.

Angela Chapman filed the suit Feb. 12 in Monongalia Circuit Court, naming Texas Roadhouse as the defendant.

On Feb. 17, 2005, Chapman was visiting the restaurant and had completed her dinner. She was walking down the sidewalk toward the parking lot when she slipped on carpeting that had become icy due to the weather, the suit says.

As a result of her fall, Chapman severely injured her back and neck. She claims in the suit the restaurant has a duty to maintain the sidewalk and provide a safe area to walk around the building.

The suit says Chapman has incurred medical expenses of more than $72,177, and will continue to need medical assistance. Candace and Jordan Chapman, Angela Chapman's children, where also named as plaintiffs in the case, and have been deprived of the society, services and companionship of their mother, the suit says.

Chapman seeks compensatory damages, as well as general and punitive damages. She demands a trial by jury.

Michelle Widmer-Eby represents Chapman.

Monongalia Circuit Court case number 07-C-88

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