WINFIELD - A Belle woman is suing Burdette Camping Center Inc. for injuries she sustained from a runaway camper.
On June 16, 2011, Mary Ann Pritt was a business invitee on the defendant's property when she went inside a camper to have a look around, according to a complaint filed April 12 in Putnam Circuit Court.
Pritt claims while she was touring the camper it began to roll across the parking lot.
Fearing the camper would roll over a hillside, Pritt ran to the front of the camper and jumped out the door, which caused her to sustain injuries, according to the suit.
Pritt claims Burdette owed a duty to her and the general public to act with reasonable care, so as to prevent the camper from moving while customers were inside.
The defendant breached its duty by permitting a hazardous condition to exist, by failing to warn customers of the hazardous condition and by failing to employ appropriate measures to ensure than such hazardous conditions would be remediated and not permitted to exist, according to the suit.
Pritt claims Burdette had actual and/or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and the unreasonable risk of harm it posed to invitees.
As a result of Burdette's actions, Pritt incurred medical expenses; suffered pain and suffering; physical limitations; a diminished capacity to enjoy life; annoyance and inconvenience; lost wages; permanent impairment; and other consequences and damages, according to the suit.
Pritt is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Robert Cline Jr., Robert A. Campbell and Letisha A. Bika of Farmer, Cline & Campbell PLLC.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers.
Putnam Circuit Court case number: 13-C-106