Woman blames Bluefield rink for daughter's roller skating injuries

By From staff reports | Dec 4, 2017

PRINCETON – A Mercer County woman says her daughter was injured at a Bluefield roller skating rink because the floor was unsafe.

Tomasina Primm filed her lawsuit on behalf of daughter Aletra Peavy in Mercer Circuit Court against Bluefield-based Skate Shack LLC and Florida-based Clement Unity Group LLC. Clement owns the property on Airport Road where SkateTown Roller Rink is located.

On Dec. 31, 2014, Aletra Peavy was skating at Skate Shack when "due to no fault of her own" fell due to an unsafe skating surface and hazardous floor conditions, such as "large humps on the skating rink."

Primm says her daughter sustained serious bodily injury that required extensive medical treatment. The injuries included a fractured tibia and fibula, which required multiple surgeries to repair.

And, because of the severity of the fractures, Primm says her daughter had to have an external fixator attached to the leg, which required "drilling holes into the bone and inserting pins and/or screws to hold various rods and clamps into place to stabilize her leg."

Primm says her daughter sustained the injuries, incurred medical expenses, endured pain and suffering, impairment in the ability to enjoy life as well as annoyance, aggravation, inconvenience and mental anguish.

Primm says the defendants breached their care of duty by failing to maintain the premises. She seeks compensatory damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, court costs and other relief.

The plaintiffs are being represented by Eric J. Buckner of the Charleston law firm of Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner PLLC. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Mark Wills.

Mercer Circuit Court case number 17-C-392

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