By Rhonda Smyth, CV&T News Editor
A lawsuit was filed in Estill Circuit Court on Nov. 18 on behalf of a youth allegedly injured at Estill High.
The suit was filed against D. W. Wilburn Inc., a Lexington company, by Lloyd and Mary Lee Crouch for their son Eric, a minor.
The suit claims the employees of D. W. Wilburn Inc. were working at Estill High on Aug. 7, 2007 when 17 year old Eric fell while walking down the stairs. The suit claims there was water and sand on the steps, left there by the Wilburn company employees.
The suit alleges the defendant created a “hazardous condition that caused the minor child’s injuries” and that they failed to properly inform students of the danger.
It further claims the child sustained permanent and serious injuries due to the company’s negligence in maintaining reasonable safe conditions for students within the school. According to the Crouch’s lawyer, Wesley Browne, Eric’s most severe permanent injury is to his back.
The Crouches are asking for all past and future medical expenses Eric has and will incur due to his injuries, loss of future earnings due to permanent impairment, past and future physical and emotional pain and suffering in an amount that exceeds the minimum jurisdiction of the court.
They are asking for a jury trial, all costs and any and all other relief to which they may be entitled.