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Man blames Logan for injuries suffered when sidewalk collapses

By Kari Valence | Nov 6, 2015

LOGAN — A resident is suing the city of Logan alleging he suffered permanent injuries when a city sidewalk gave way. 

David D. Turner, Jr. filed a lawsuit on Oct. 8 in Logan Circuit Court against the city of Logan alleging the city sidewalk was not properly maintained and crumbled while he was walking on it, causing him great injury.

Turner alleges that on Oct. 17, 2013 he was walking along Pine Street when he stepped onto the sidewalk to let a vehicle pass and the sidewalk suddenly collapsed. Turner alleges he was seriously and permanently injured, and sustained impairment to future earnings. Turner alleges it was the city's responsibility to properly maintain upkeep and care of the sidewalk, so it is liable for negligence.

Turner is seeking judgment against the city for compensatory, special and general damages to be determined by a jury, as well as costs, disbursements, attorney's fees, and pre- and post-judgment interest, plus further relief as deemed fit. Turner is represented by Harry M. Hatfield and Matthew M. Hatfield of Madison. The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Eric O'Briant. 

Logan Circuit Court Case number 15-C-283

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