Gretna Home Depot sued in slip and fall

Kyle Barnett Aug. 24, 2012, 8:00am

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish man has filed suit against a nationwide hardware store for injuries he claims to have received on its premises.

Terry Collins filed suit against The Home Depot, U.S.A. in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 25. Collins claims he was shopping at the Home Depot at 62 Westbank Expressway in Gretna when he stepped in a clear liquid and fell to the floor. The plaintiff alleges he received severe injuries in the fall.

The defendant is accused of failing to properly inspect the danger, failing to maintain the store's floor, failing to warn of the dangerous condition, creating and maintaining a defective condition, allowing a dangerous condition to exist and failing to properly train employees regarding the proper procedures of cleaning spills.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, permanent damage, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, economic damages and loss of consortium.

Collins is represented by Gretna-based attorney Pierre Gaudin.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Robert M. Murphy.

Case no. 717-445.

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