HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — A Madison County woman has filed a lawsuit against Logan’s Roadhouse alleging that she was injured after slipping on peanut shells at the restaurant’s Balmoral Drive location in July of 2010, according to Madison Count Circuit Court records.
The plaintiff, Alice Foster, alleges that after meeting family members at the restaurant, she followed the hostess towards a table and her left foot slid on one or more peanut shells, causing her to fall to the floor.
Logan’s, a casual-atmosphere steakhouse, is known for providing buckets of peanuts at its tables, and diners routinely throw the shells on the floor.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday said Foster broke her femur in the fall, had to be transported by ambulance and underwent surgery. She also reported lost wages, as the injury prevented her from working for a period of time.
The suit contends the defendants allowed or created a dangerous condition that caused the plaintiff to fall. It also alleges the defendants knew of the dangerous conditions and failed to exercise reasonable care and did not warn the plaintiff of the hazard.
Named in the lawsuit are Logan’s and the restaurant’s manager Randall Yarbrough. The lawsuit also leaves the possibility of adding other parties later.
Heather MacDonald, a spokeswoman for Logan’s Roadhouse said she could not comment on litigation. Yarbrough was not immediately available for comment.
Foster is represented by Huntsville attorney Rebekah McKinney.
The suit asks for a non-jury trial and seeks unspecified punitive and compensatory damages.