A New Orleans woman is suing a construction company that was renovating her house, alleging she fell on sand placed by workers to cover a hole in the sidewalk in front of her home.
New Orleans attorney Jeffrey Greenberg filed the suit on behalf of Samantha Jackson on April 14 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.
The petition names A&L Underground Inc. and its insurer, the National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, as defendants.
A&L workers left behind "a poorly filled trenched area where the portions of the sidewalks were removed" in connection to repairs made in front of Jackson's house, the suit claims.
The suit claims that the construction company told Jackson "it was safe to perform gardening in front of her home" before her accident.
The plaintiff "sustained injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs, nerves, soft tissues, and other structures of her body, mind and psyche," the suit states.
The defendants are allegedly liable for negligence in connection to an unsafe work and construction area, which led to the accident.
Jackson claims she suffered medical expenses, physical pain and suffereing as well as loss of enjoyment of life, wages, income and earning capacity.
Orleans Parish Judge Sidney Cates IV has been assigned this case.
Orleans Parish 2011-04045