Baton Rouge restaurant sued after woman slips in water and falls

By Michelle Keahey | Jan 14, 2013


NEW ORLEANS - An Independence City resident has filed a lawsuit against a Baton Rouge restaurant claiming she slipped in a substance and sustained injuries.

Karen Thompson filed suit against Golden Corral Corp. and ABC Insurance Co. on Nov. 21 in Tangipahoa Parish District Court. The defendants removed the case to federal court in New Orleans on Dec. 29.

The alleged incident occurred on Feb. 11, 2012 while Thompson was a patron at Golden Corral located in the City of Baton Rouge.  While walking through the restaurant, Thompson slipped on some slippery substance or some water and fell to the ground, sustaining injuries.

The defendants are accused of negligence for failing to properly maintain a safe premises, failing to adequately remedy a known safety hazard, failing to properly warn patrons of a hazardous condition, failing to properly and regularly inspect the premises for potentially dangerous conditions, and for failing to properly train its employees.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of damages for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional pain, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, interest, and court costs.

Thompson is represented by Hammond attorney Jon M. Yeager.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:12-cv-03054

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