CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County customer is suing Taco Bell, alleging negligence led to injuries to the plaintiff.
Lance Jude filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Carter Central LLC, doing business as Taco Bell, alleging failure to maintain its business environment in a safe manner.
According to the complaint, on Oct. 4, 2016, while at a Taco Bell in St. Albans to eat a meal, Jude was punctured with a used hypodermic needle when he washed his hands.
As a result, Jude says, he suffered physical injuries, lost wages and incurred medical and other expenses.
The plaintiff alleges Taco Bell failed to keep the premises safe by not allowing a dangerous condition to occur in the premises and failed to warn invitees of any dangerous condition remaining on the premises.
Jude seeks trial by jury, compensation for damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and all other just relief. He is represented by attorney Herbert L. Hively II of Charleston.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-1257