Outback customer alleges restaurant was negligent

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 15, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A customer is suing a restaurant operator, citing alleged premises liability.

Kathy Blankenship filed a complaint in Cabell Circuit Court against Outback Steakhouse West Virginia, Inc. alleging that it breached its duty to maintain its premises in a safe condition.

According to the complaint, Blankenship alleges that on Dec.13, 2016, she was injured at the defendant's restaurant in Barboursville when she slipped and fell hard to the floor, injuring her left hand and left hip. She was diagnosed with contusion to the hip, contusion to the skull and left ring-finger sprain. She holds Outback Steakhouse West Virginia Inc. responsible because it allegedly breached its duty to protect its customers from being injured on its premises.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, with interest, costs, attorney's fees and all other relief that is fair and proper. She is represented by Hoyt Glazer of Law Office of Hoyt Glazer PLLC in Huntington.

Cabell Circuit Court Case number 18-C-612

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