Tia Benton Jan. 23, 2013, 1:08pm

NEW ORLEANS – A local shoring company is being sued by a New Orleans woman after she fell in a hole allegedly dug by the elevation company.

Barbara Walton filed a suit against Coastal Shoring, LLC and Kinsale Insurance Company in the Orleans Parish Central District Court.

The plaintiff claims that the defendant failed to warn her of the hole dug on her property during an elevation job and failed to adequately fill it with soil which resulted in her falling and seriously injuring herself.

The defendant is accused of failing to keep the area properly maintained, failing to provide warning signs of a dangerous condition and failing to maintain proper procedures.

An unspecified amount is sought for all damages including pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical expenses and loss of wages.

The plaintiff is represented by David R. Fine of Fine & Associates, PLC of New Orleans, La.

This case has been assigned to Division N Judge Ethel S. Julien.

Case no. 2012-10514.

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