Lizzy Fitzsousa Mar. 26, 2014, 5:19pm

NEW ORLEANS – An historic New Orleans restaurant is being sued by a local woman broke her ankle after allegedly tripping and falling on a service ramp.

Diann Hughes filed suit against Pascal's Manale Restaurant Inc. in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Dec. 12, 2013.

Hughes claims she was walking by the restaurant on Dec. 14, 2012 around 6:30 p.m. when she stepped on the ramp from the kitchen to the sidewalk which caused her to lose her balance and fall. She asserts that she suffered injury and distress including a broken leg or ankle.

Pascal's Manale Restaurant is accused of not placing a guard rail around the ramp or any marking to warn pedestrians of the hazard and of creating an unreasonable risk of harm.

Hughes is represented by Metairie-based attorney Ted M. Mitchell of Lestelle & Lestelle.

Case is assigned to Division G Judge Robin M. Giarrusso.

Case no. 2013-11828.

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