Couple files suit claiming injuries in fall at Glade Springs Resort

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 20, 2019

BECKLEY – A Putnam County couple recently filed a negligence lawsuit against Glade Springs Real Estate Company and Justice Holdings claiming the woman suffered injuries from a fall on the property.

In their lawsuit filed in Raleigh Circuit Court, Mary and Todd Young said they were staying at the Glade Springs Resort on Sept. 12, 2018, while Mary Young attended the West Virginia Trucking Association's annual conference and Todd Young socialized at the resort's bar and grill, Bunkers.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., the resort shuttle was transporting patrons from the general area to the lodgings and Mary Young exited the general area near Bunkers to get on the shuttle, the suit said.

In the suit, Mary Young said she was walking down a brick staircase that had no railing or functioning lighting when she fell and was injured. Mary Young's face "violently crashed into the cement at the bottom of the eighth stair," the complaint said, and she shattered her teeth, broke her jaw and face in several places and was rendered completely helpless.

The lawsuit claims the named defendants, which also include EMCO Hospitality and Howard Burnette, failed to maintain the exterior stairwell in the proper condition so that patrons couldn't fall and become injured.

Todd Young claims he enjoyed a close, familial relationship as husband to Mary Young and her injuries caused him to suffer a loss of consortium of his spouse.

The Youngs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre-judgment interest. They are represented by Todd R. Meadows of the Law Office of Todd R. Meadows in Huntington.

Glade Springs Resort and Justice Holdings previously were headed by Gov. Jim Justice prior to him taking office. Burnette oversees assets of Justice's companies in a blind trust.

Raleigh County Circuit Court Case number: 19-C-49

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