Wendy's sued by man who allegedly slipped on soaked and muddy rug

Kyle Barnett Oct. 4, 2012, 2:00am

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish man is suing a local fast food restaurant for injuries he claims to have received on its premises.

Thomas Williams filed suit against Wendy's Restaurants, LLC and Lee White in the 24th Judicial District Court on Aug. 13. Williams claims as he was entering the Wendy's located at 7009 Veteran's Memorial Blvd. in Metairie he stepped on a carpet that was soaked and muddy. The plaintiff alleges that due to the condition of the carpet he slipped and fell to the ground, which caused significant injuries to his right knee, leg and lower back.

The defendant is accused of allowing an unreasonably dangerous condition to exist, failing to warn customers of an unreasonably dangerous condition, failing to maintain proper cleanup and failing to properly supervise employees.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, embarrassment, humiliation and disability.

Williams is represented by Mark W. Smith of New Orleans-based Mark W. Smith and Associates.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge June Berry Darensburg.

Case no. 718-157.

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