Kyle Barnett Aug. 13, 2014, 8:04am


GRETNA – A corporate hardware store is being sued after one of its customers was allegedly injured in a fall.

Margie A. Hawley filed suit against Lauricella Land Company LLC, Home Depot USA Inc. and Travelers Property Casualty Company of America in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 7.

Hawley contends that she was walking in the parking lot of the Home Depot located at 5151 Citrus Blvd. in Harahan when she tripped over raised concrete in the parking lot and fell to the ground. The plaintiff claims she was seriously injured when she struck her hands and knees in the fall. Hawley alleges that due to the fall she developed “trigger finger” in her right thumb that has required injections and surgery.

The defendant is accused of failing to keep the premises free of hazards, failing to exercise reasonable care to keep premises safe, failing to make adequate inspections, failing to make adequate maintenance, failing to implement safety procedures, failing to modify unsafe conditions and failing to adequately warn the plaintiff of the unsafe and dangerous conditions.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, transportation expenses, physical injuries, permanent disability and physical pain and suffering.

Hawley is represented by attorney Gerald J. Leydecker of Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division K Judge Ellen Shirer Kovach.

Case no. 740-056.

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