Tenant sues landlord after falling through floorboard

Michelle Massey May 21, 2010, 5:00am

Accusing her landlord of failing to maintain property, Sara V. Brown filed suit against Jeffrey P. Marcon, Wilson-Register Property Management doing business as Register Real Estate and Unity of Great New Orleans on May 4 in Orleans Parish District Court.

Brown claims she injured her left foot and hip after her foot fell through floor boards in front of a fireplace at her apartment.

She claims she had informed her landlord and his workers of the problems numerous times, yet the landlord failed to inspect or maintain the property.

The defendants are accused of negligence for failing to guard against foreseeable dangers arising from the maintenance of the property, failing to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition, violating statute and regulations, and failing to perform repairs.

Brown states the incident caused her to suffer serious and painful bodily injuries including shooting pain in her lower back into her left leg, mid-back pain, neck pain and mental anguish. She claims that she cannot walk, lift objects or bend over without the pain becoming worse.

Brown is seeking damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, interest and court costs.

New Orleans attorney Vernon P. Thomas is representing Brown.

Judge Piper D. Griffin is assigned to the case.

Case No. 10-4546

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