Lincoln Co. shopper blames Coca-Cola for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 29, 2016

HUNTINGTON — A Lincoln County woman is suing Coca-Cola, alleging the defendant's negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff.

Janie McComas of Branchland filed a lawsuit Nov. 14 in Cabell Circuit Court against Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., alleging a Coca-Cola employee failed to exercise reasonable care to avoid injuring the plaintiff.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 5, 2015, McComas was shopping in a Drug Emporium in Barboursville when a Coca-Cola truck driver rammed her with a heavy cart filled with Coca-Cola bottles. The suit says the collision knocked her down and large amount of Coca-Cola products as well as the cart itself fell on McComas while she was on the ground.

The lawsuit states she has suffered injuries to her ankle, leg and shoulder. It also says the Coca-Cola driver never apologized for injuring McComas.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant's employee failed to recognize the presence of others while delivering Coca-Cola products and negligently stacked Coca-Cola products in such a manner that prevented him from seeing others.

McComas seeks trial by jury, judgment in excess of the court's jurisdictional limit for compensatory and punitive damages, plus interest, court costs and all other appropriate relief. She is represented by attorney Adam L. Slone of Saad Dixon Law Offices PLLC in Huntington.

Cabell Circuit Court Case number 16-c-719

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