Woman says sidewalk was uneven, sues City of Huntington

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 28, 2013


HUNTINGTON - A woman is suing the City of Huntington after she claims she tripped and fell due to a concrete sidewalk that had fallen into disrepair.

On Aug. 31, 2012, Rhonda Carter was walking along a sidewalk of Ninth Avenue in Huntington when she stumbled and fell due to an unseen rise in the concrete of the sidewalk, according to a complaint filed Aug. 22 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Carter claims the defendant failed to maintain the sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition and allowed a rise of at least one-half inch to exist and failed to warn her of the danger presented by the rise in the concrete on the sidewalk.

The defendant failed to maintain the sidewalk in a manner which allowed the sidewalk to remain flush with the rest of the sidewalk and failed to otherwise exercise due care, according to the suit.

Carter claims as a result of the negligence of the defendant, she stumbled on the sidewalk while attempting to walk on the sidewalk.

Carter is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Jon D. Hoover of Hoover Andrews PLLC.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 13-C-618

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