Woman sues Outback Steakhouse for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 14, 2015

BLUEFIELD – A woman is suing Outback Steakhouse after she claims she was injured at its restaurant in Princeton.

Two unknown and unnamed general and shift managers were also named as defendants.

On March 7, 2013, Linda Kearnes was a patron of Outback in Princeton she slipped and fell on liquid in the floor while being led to a table, according to a complaint filed March 4 in Mercer Circuit Court and removed to federal court.

Kearnes claims was injured when she fell and her injuries were severe.

The defendants knew or should have known of the hazards and risks the fall hazards presented to the public, including Kearnes, according to the suit.

Kearnes claims the defendants caused her to suffer physical pain and suffering and significant medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.

Kearnes is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Wayne Stonestreet of Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner PLLC.

Outback is represented Kimberly A. Martin of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.

The case is assigned to District Judge David A. Farber.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number: 1:15-cv-13441

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