Lowe’s customer seeks $900K after employee allegedly pushes shopping cart into her

Michelle Keahey Oct. 27, 2012, 11:01am

NEW ORLEANS - A Lowe’s customer is suing the store for more than $900,000 claiming that an employee pushed a shopping cart into her and knocked her to the floor.

Ruby Nell Craft filed suit against Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. on Oct. 17 in federal court in New Orleans.

The alleged incident occurred on Oct. 28, 2011 as Craft was walking down an aisle in the Covington Lowe’s store and a Lowe’s employee pushed a cart into her, knocking her into the floor. Craft was knocked unconscious in the incident and suffered other injuries, the suit claims.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to see Craft, for pushing the cart without regard to patrons walking in aisle, pushing the cart in a reckless and careless manner, and for failing to warn plaintiff of the cart being pushed in the direction.

The plaintiff is asking for an award of $900,000 in damages for pain and suffering, permanent disability, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, interest, and court costs.

Craft is represented by Clarence F. Favret, III and David Vicknair of Favret in New Orleans. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:12-cv-02529

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