Man who had been drinking alcohol all day sues homeowner after slipping on their pool deck

Kyle Barnett Jun. 27, 2012, 7:43am

DONALDSONVILLE – A Hammond man is suing a homeowner he was visiting for injuries he allegedly received when he was allowed to swim at the home.

Beau A. Ledoux filed suit against Dana and Clay B. Cowart and Teachers Insurance Company in the 23rd Judicial District Court on June 18.

Ledoux claims he was visiting the Cowart residence in June of 2011 and had been drinking all day when he was allegedly encouraged to swim by Clay Cowart. The plaintiff alleges he was attempting to jump from the pool deck when he slipped and fell forward and struck his head on the bottom of the pool.

The defendants are accused of knowing of unsafe and unreasonably dangerous conditions including a slippery deck, insufficient lighting, shallow depth of swimming pool, failing to post signs warning of the danger of diving into the above ground pool, managing the pool in manner as to cause injuries to the plaintiff and allowing and encouraging the plaintiff to enter the unsafe area when he had been drinking alcohol.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for injuries, pain and suffering, mental anguish and medical expenses.

Ledoux is represented by Baton Rouge-based attorney Glen R. Petersen.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge Guy Holdridge.

Case number 104,021.

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