Woman files suit after running into dumpster on residential street

Kyle Barnett Aug. 5, 2012, 8:00pm

GRETNA – A Harvey woman has filed suit against property owners after she drove into an unbarricaded dumpster that lacked proper lighting on a construction site.

Brenda Noel filed suit against Matilda T. Veal and Supra Construction in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 19.

She also alleges she received acute cervical and lumbar strain, aggravation of lumbar fusion and occipital headaches in the incident,

The defendants are accused of allowing an unlighted dumpster to remain in front of the plaintiff's residence, failing to place warning signals in front of the dumpster and allowing a dumper on a private street.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional stress and strain and loss of enjoyment of life.

Noel is represented by New Orleans-based attorney Darleen M. Jacobs,

The case has been assigned to Division P Judge Lee V. Faulkner.

Case no. 717-234.

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