Berkeley man sues home builder after he fell through floor

By Cara Bailey | Mar 26, 2007

MARTINSBURG - A Berkeley County man claims the construction company that built his home is responsible for him falling through his bedroom floor.

James Hughes filed the suit March 2 in Berkeley Circuit Court against Dan Ryan Builders.

Hughes claims that on March 12, 2005, he was in his Martinsburg home that was built by Dan Ryan Builders. He says he got out of bed and walked across his bedroom floor to go to the bathroom. While walking, the floor gave way, causing Hughes to fall and injure himself.

He suffered serious injury and has already incurred $30,000 in medical expenses, the suit says. He has also lost more than $25,000 in income.

Hughes claims the builders were negligent and failed to construct his home in a safe condition.

He seeks compensation for his medical expenses and lost income and also seeks court costs.

The case has been assigned to Judge Christopher Wilkes.

Berkeley Circuit Court case number 07-C-193

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