Some schools in the region are closed. Click here for a full list.


Appalachian Wireless Banner

Not logged in // Login // Sign up


Senior citizen files lawsuit against security company

A 91-year-old Minnie woman is suing her home security provider, alleging the company failed her when she most needed its service. Elfriede Samons filed a complaint Thursday against ADT Security Services, alleging breach of contact. She is being represented by Prestonsburg attorney Ned Pillersdorf.

Samons says she entered into an agreement with ADT for home monitoring. As part of that agreement, Samons says she was provided with an alarm she could use in the event of an emergency that prevented her from being able to otherwise call for help. According to Samons, ADT agreed to contact three of her family members in addition to emergency services if she sounded the alarm.

At 4:34 a.m. on January 1st, Samons says she fell in her home, breaking several bones in her leg. She rang her alarm twice. Samons alleges ADT did not call the family members she had specified, instead dialing two nonoperational numbers. Samons says the company did contact Kentucky State Police, who arrived and helped.

Samons is seeking compensation for her pain and suffering, punitive damages against the company and reimbursement of her legal fees.

Filed under: Floyd Co. | Health care | Court cases


Log in


Username is required.


Password is required.

Forgot password?