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Woman seeks $500K for bathroom slip, fall at Greensprings resort

A woman is suing Greensprings Vacation Resort after she says she fell in a bathroom in 2015. (Courtesy Google Maps)

A woman is suing a Williamsburg resort for $500,000 after she says she slipped and fell in her hotel room bathroom in 2015.

Lynda Campanell was a guest at Greensprings Vacation Resort on Feb. 6, 2015 when she attempted to step out of the tub after a bath and fell, according to documents filed Feb. 6 of this year in the Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court.

Documents state Campanell suffered severe and permanent bodily injury following the fall, causing “mental anguish,” physical pain and loss of income.

Campanell was exiting the bathtub when she stepped onto a towel “provided by the defendants;” the towel then slid, causing her to fall forward into a wall, documents state.

Campanell is suing both Greensprings, located at 3500 Ludwell Parkway in Williamsburg, and its parent company, Diamond Resorts International Marketing Inc.

Court documents say the resort and its employees were negligent in “allowing a dangerous condition to exist in its bathroom,” according to documents.

Documents also state there is an “implied warranty” that the towel provided on the bathroom floor was suitable for the intended purpose: to prevent guests from slipping when leaving the tub.

Campanell is requesting a jury trial, although no future court dates are listed in online court records.

A phone message left with Campanell’s attorney, T. Wayne Williams, was not immediately returned Monday evening.

Online court records do not list any attorneys as representatives of Greensprings.

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Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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