Kyle Barnett Sep. 24, 2015, 8:07pm


GRETNA – A condominium association is being sued by a woman claiming she is permanently injured after slipping and falling on the premises.

Zipporah Smith filed suit against Metairie Towers Condominium Association Inc. and Endurance American Insurance Company in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 11.

Smith contends that on Sept. 7, 2014 she was a guest at the Metairie Towers Condominium Association located at 401 Metairie Road when she stepped out of an elevator onto a slippery substance on the floor and fell. The plaintiff asserts she suffered several injuries in the incident for which she has had to seek medical treatment and is permanently disabled as a result.

Smith claims a security guard on duty at the defendant’s premises told her “our elderly residents are spilling drink and stuff all the time,” but failed to do anything to remedy the issue.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain the premises.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, medical expenses, economic disability, loss of enjoyment of life and permanent disability.

Smith is represented by Val Patrick Exnicios of New Orleans-based Lisa, Exnicios & Nungesser.

The case has been assigned to Division M Judge Henry G. Sullivan Jr.

Case no. 750-524.

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