ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man claims he was injured when the vehicle he was riding in was tangled in utility wires while traveling on a highway.
Fitch filed a complaint on Feb. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of Louisiana against Entergy Corp.; Telecommunications
Management LLC, doing business as Newwave Communications; Larry Mallery;
and Viking Insurance Co. of Wisconsin.
According to the
complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 13, 2016, he was a guest
passenger in a vehicle being operated by defendant Mallery, when the
vehicle got tangled upon an electrical wire, causing the vehicle to
swirl around and jackknife on the highway. As a result, he alleges he
sustained personal injuries, resulting in physical and mental pain, loss
wages and medical expenses.
The plaintiff holds the defendants
responsible because defendants Entergy and Newwave allegedly failed to
properly inspect, replace and/or maintain the utility and/or electrical
poles and wires and defendant Mallery allegedly failed to taken into
account the safety of others.
The plaintiff requests a trial by
jury and seeks judgment rendered in his favor along with all appropriate
interest and costs and for all other appropriate and equitable relief
necessary and proper. He is represented by Jodi J. Aamodt and Stanley J.
Aamodt of Jacobs, Manuel, Kain & Aamodt in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01548