Man Shot at Charleston, WV 7-11 Files Premise Liability Lawsuit
Charleston, WV: On December 16, 2020, Andre H. Joyner went to the 7-11 on East Washington Street in Charleston, West Virginia to get a cup of coffee. Subsequently, an employee and several other people got into an altercation and somebody fired a gun. Unfortunately, a bullet struck Mr. Joyner in the back.
Joyner laid on the ground bleeding and struggling to breathe. Joyner was transported to a nearby hospital and had to undergo surgery for his injuries. Fortunately, he survived.
In his personal injury complaint, Joyner alleges that the Charleston, West Virginia 7-11 was negligent in providing adequate safety for the their business patron. His claim appears to be based at least in part on the allegation that there had been over 100 9-1-1 calls involving this 7-11 in the year prior.
Joyner filed his lawsuit in Kanawha County, West Virginia seeking compensatory and punitive damages. Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey has been assigned to this case.
Premise Liability – Negligent Security Lawsuits in West Virginia
The above case is an example of what’s called a premise liability claim that is generally filed against a property owner. This particular case is what’s considered a negligent security premise liability claim. Other types of premises liability cases include slip and falls, trip and falls, injuries involving hazardous property conditions.
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