Kyle Barnett Mar. 13, 2013, 9:18am

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing her former landlord after she was allegedly injured in a fall at the apartment building.

Wanda Smith filed suit against Beechgrove Homes, Beechgrove Homes GP LLC, United Specialty Insurance Co. and NDC Real Estate Management Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on Jan. 18.

Smith claims she was descending the steps at the apartment building  owned by Beechgrove located at 717 Tricia Court in Westwego when she fell due to an allegedly  defective, broken and inadequate hand rail and landed on nails that were sticking out of the porch. The plaintiff alleges in the she received severe and disabling injuries to her head, leg and back.

The defendant is accused of failing to properly inspect the area where the accident occurred, failing to properly repair the premises, failing to use reasonable care under the circumstances, failing to warn of an unreasonably dangerous condition and liability for all of the plaintiff’s damages and injuries.

Damages in excess of $50,000 are sought for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of wages and loss of earning capacity.

Smith is represented by attorney A.J. Rebennack of Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robert A. Pitre Jr.

Case no. 723-035

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