HUNTINGTON – A Huntington woman is suing AutoZone Parts Inc. for injuries sustained in one of its stores.
On Sept. 2, 2013, Mary Jane Goodall was on the premises of AutoZone and was attempting to enter the store when she tripped on the concrete block stop located in the individual parking space, according to a complaint filed in Cabell Circuit Court.
Goodall claims immediately upon tripping, she crashed into the sidewalk, causing severe and permanent eye and head injuries.
The defendant failed to maintain the parking lot within industry standards by utilizing the concrete parking block; failed to maintain the parking lot or parking space in a reasonably safe condition; and violated industry standards by not limiting protruding obstacles in a perceived pedestrian pathway, according to the suit.
Goodall claims the defendant failed to warn her of the danger presented by the protruding obstacle; failed to maintain the protruding obstacle in a manner which allowed the concrete block to be observed by potential pedestrians; and failed to otherwise exercise due care.
As a further direct and proximate result of the negligence of the defendant, Goodall sustained serious injuries resulting in a severed right cornea, penetration of the globe and hemorrhage in the right eye leading to loss of vision and light perception in the right eye and other injuries, according to the suit.
Goodall is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Jon D. Hoover of Hoover Andrews PLLC.
The case is assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.
Cabell Circuit Court case number: 15-C-493