Recreation department sued by woman who allegedly stepped in hole at playground

Kyle Barnett Oct. 3, 2012, 8:48am

Lakeshore Playground

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is using a parish recreation department for injuries she claims to have received at a playground.

Kristen H. Bainsfather filed suit against Jefferson Recreation and Community Center and Playground District in the 24th Judicial District Court on Aug. 13. Bainsfather claims she was a guest a Lakeshore Playground located at 1125 Rosa Ave. in Metairie when she stepped in a hole and fell to the ground. The plaintiff alleges the fall resulted in severe injury, especially to her left ankle.

The defendant is accused of failing to properly maintain a public playground facility, failing to adequately inspect a public playground facility, creating a hazardous condition, failing to correct a known hazard and failing to warn of a hazard.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, lost wages and property damage.

Bainsfather is represented by New Orleans-based attorney John D. Sileo.

The case has been assigned to Division H Judge Glenn B. Ansardi.

Case no. 718-084.

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