'Highly polished' stairs leads to woman's injuries, suit says

Kyle Barnett Jul. 10, 2012, 12:52pm

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman has filed suit against a Baton Rouge-based store for injuries she claims to have received in a fall on its premises.

Taylor Vizard filed suit against Anthropolgie, Inc. in the New Orleans Civil District Court on June 18. Vizard claims she was a patron of the Anthropolgie store located at 1020 Perkins Rowe in Baton ROuge when she slipped on the stairs and fell.

The plaintiff alleges the stairs were highly polished and as she reached the top, she slipped and fell four stairs to the floor. Vizard asserts she received severe injuries in the fall to her left foot, ankle and other parts of her body.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain the stairs properly, failing to take reasonable precautions to ensure patron safety, maintaining the stairs in an unreasonable, dangerous condition and allowing patrons to use stairs that were dangerously designed.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, surgery and therapy, lost earnings.

Vizard is represented by Charles S. Lambert of Baton Rouge-based the Law Offices of Charles S. Lambert, Jr. LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robin M. Giarusso.

Case number 2012-06005.

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