Woman sues after fall at Tudor's

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 28, 2012

WINFIELD -- A Putnam County woman is suing Better Foods, Inc., for injuries she sustained on its premises.

WINFIELD -- A Putnam County woman is suing Better Foods, Inc., for injuries she sustained on its premises.

Gino's Distributing, Inc. was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Better Foods, Inc. is doing business as Tudor's Biscuit World.

On March 19, 2010, Betty Jean Teel was at the defendants' Winfield location and was entering the restaurant via the ramp and entryway when she fell, according to a complaint filed March 7 in Putnam Circuit Court.

Teel claims the defendants negligently designed, constructed and maintained a ramp and entryway to the restaurant that posed a danger and hazard to customers as it did not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The defendant's negligence caused Teel to sustain serious and permanent injury to her left eye, damage to her iris and significant loss of vision, causing her to be legally blind, according to the suit.

Teel is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by William DeForest Thompson and James T. Cooper.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge O.C. Spaulding.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 12-C-71

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