Dollar General sued for slip and fall

Kyle Barnett Mar. 28, 2012, 6:17am

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman is suing a local discount retailer for injuries she claims occurred on their premises.

Letetia S. Lowe filed suit on March 6 against Dollar General in Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Lowe claims she was entering the store at 230 N. Broad in New Orleans when she slipped and fell in a slippery substance.

The filing states plaintiff suffered unspecified severe and disabling injuries due to the fall. The defendants are accused of failing to maintain a safe place for visitors, failing to protect the safety of visitors, failing to maintain the premises, failing to warn visitors and workers of hazards, failing to take steps to avoid the accident and failing to supervise store employees.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical expenses, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, permanent disability of the body, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life and penalties and attorney's fees.

Lowe is being represented by Brian Branch of New Orleans-based Law Offices of Edward J. Womac, Jr. and Associates.

The case has been assigned to Division H Judge Michael G. Bagneris.

Case number 2012-02246

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