GRETNA – A homeowner is suing a demolition company for damages she alleges occurred to her home’s foundation when a dump truck got stuck in the mud on the lot of a church to her home and subsequent attempts to free it.
Megan Williams filed suit against Dynamite Trucking & Demolition in the 24th Judicial District Court on Feb. 6.
Williams, who lives in a home at 232 George St. in Avondale, alleges that when it was raining a dump truck owned by Dynamite Trucking & Demolition carrying sand and weighing 24 tons got stuck in the mud on the church property adjacent to her home where demolition activities were taking place. The plaintiff asserts that in their efforts to free the truck from the mud the driver worked the vehicle back and forth before running over a nearby fence and damaging the foundation of her home. Williams claims the severe shaking that occurred during the incident also shook all of the glasses off her shelf that were smashed on the floor and following the incident her central air and heating system stopped working.
Despite the attempts by the driver to free the truck from the mud the plaintiff alleges that eventually the vehicle had to be freed by excavators.
The defendant is accused of property damage.
The plaintiff seeks $60,000 in damages for the destruction of her property in addition to medical issues such as arthritis and degenerative disc disease that were exacerbated by the loss of heating and cooling.
Williams is represented by attorney Overton T. Harrington Jr. of Gretna.
The case has been assigned to Division L Judge Donald A. Rowan Jr.
Case no. 735-289.