Kanawha County blames apartment companies for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 7, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A Kanawha County woman is suing Lynnelle Landing Apartments and Encore Management Company after she was injured falling down the stairs.

On June 30, 2009, Vickie Lynn Crawford was walking down the steps from her apartment in South Charleston when she went to use stair railing that was loose and fell down the stairs, according to a complaint filed June 2 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Crawford claims the defendants had a duty to inspect, maintain and repair the premises of steps and surrounding areas to keep it in a safe condition for pedestrians.

The defendants' negligence caused Crawford to incur injuries, according to the suit.

Crawford is seeking compensatory damages. She is being represented by Michael J. Del Giudice.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-906

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