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Woman injured on Charleston street claims city's, road work company's negligence

State Court

By Marian Johns | Nov 29, 2019

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CHARLESTON – A woman who was injured while walking on Court Street near Charleston's City Hall alleges her injuries were a result of the city and a company's failure to manage the area.

Betty Tucker filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against the City of Charleston and Alpha Technologies Inc. alleging negligence. 

Tucker, who was 79 years old at the time, alleges she was walking on Court Street on Dec. 8, 2017, when she was injured. She alleges in her suit that she sustained permanent, serious and disabling injuries resulting in more than $10,000 in medical bills.

The suit states the defendants failed to properly manage, maintain and/or repair Court Street. The plaintiff alleges the area was previously excavated.

Tucker seeks monetary relief and a trial by jury. She is represented by Bruce Freeman of Freeman & Chiartas PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-934

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