“… stairway connecting a second-floor landing to a third-floor landing broke away at the lower end while the women were on it…(the plaintiff) states in her suit that the defendants were negligent by “specifically allowing or creating a hazardous condition in the stairwell of the premises by failing to ensure that the steps were safe for use …she also alleges the owners and manager should have known about the unstable stairwell…”
One of the women injured in a staircase collapse last month at a local motel is suing the business in Madison Circuit Court. Amanda Williams filed the suit May 15, alleging the owners and operators of the Super 7 motel, Richmond Host LLC and Alisha LLC, were negligent in maintaining the property, specifically the “unstable stairwell.”
Williams also is suing Paul Patell, who is listed in the suit as the motel’s local manager. On April 23, two women were injured when a set of exterior stairs collapsed.
Williams and another woman were taken by ambulance to Baptist Health in Richmond, and one of the women later was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, according to a Madison County EMS official.
Williams said she suffered “serious and severe personal injuries” to her spinal cord and legs. She will need prolonged medical attention and may require surgery, according to the lawsuit.
Williams is suing to recover the costs of her medical care, pain and suffering, mental distress, future medical expenses and lost wages.