Belle man sues after slip, fall at Taco Bell

By Cara Bailey | Mar 4, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County man had filed a suit against a national fast food chain after he slipped in a local location and was injured.

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County man had filed a suit against a national fast food chain after he slipped in a local location and was injured.

Larry Hailey of Belle filed a suit Jan. 30 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Taco Bell. According to the suit, Hailey was a customer at the MacCorkle Avenue Taco Bell on Feb. 1, 2006, when he slipped on a wet floor.

Hailey claims he was injured when he fell. According to the lawsuit, Taco Bell should have known of the unsafe condition of the restaurant and prevented the accident.

Hailey claims he suffered severe injuries and seeks damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of ability to enjoy life, and substantial medical expenses.

According to the suit, Hailey seeks compensatory and punitive damages.

Attorney Phillip M. Stowers is representing Hailey. The case has been assigned to Judge Charles King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 08-C-210

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