Kyle Barnett Jun. 4, 2014, 3:12pm

GRETNA – A local casino is being sued by a patron who claims she was injured in a fall off a set of stairs.

Katie Hanaczewski filed suit against Louisiana A-I Gaming, Boomtown Casino New Orleans, Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. of Delaware and Boomtown Belle Casino Westbank in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 2.

Hanaczewski claims that on May 9, 2013 she was visiting the Boomtown Casino located at 4132 Peters Road in Harvey when she went down a set of stairs at an exit, stepped on a piece of uneven concrete and fell to the ground. The plaintiff alleges that the fall resulted in significant knee and back injuries.

The defendant is accused of failing to provide a safe environment for others, failing to warn customers, failing to inspect the premises, failing to inspect the premises or have it properly inspected, failing to detect and correct the unreasonably dangerous condition, failing to take all means and precautions necessary to avoid injury and failing to reroute pedestrian traffic away from the hazard.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, temporary and permanent disabilities and loss of life’s pleasures.

Hanaczewski is represented by attorney Harold L. Ehrenberg of Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division O Judge Ross P. LaDart.

Case no. 738-044.

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