Dillard’s at Lakeside Mall sued by woman who allegedly slipped in water on floor

By Kyle Barnett | Jan 24, 2013

GRETNA – A New Orleans woman is suing a retailer for injuries she claims to have received in a fall on its premises.

Brenda Martin filed suit against Dillard Department Stores, Inc., Delmont Village Associates Limited Partnership, Delmont Village Associates, LLC, Greater Lakeside in the 24th Judicial District Court on Dec. 3. Martin claims she was shopping at the Dillard’s located in the Lakeside Shopping Mall at 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie when she slipped in a puddle of water and fell to the floor. The plaintiff alleges, due to the fall, she suffered new injuries as well as the re-aggravation of previous injuries.

The defendant is accused of maintaining a dangerous condition, failing to inspect the property for dangerous conditions, failing to meet standards of good safety practice, failing to adequately train and supervise employees, failing to adequately inspect the premises, failing to act with reasonable foresight and prudence, failing to heed the obvious and failing to warn the general public of the hazard.

Damages in excess of $50,000 is sought for pain and suffering, mental anguish, grief, medical expenses, disability, loss of enjoyment, fear, physical impairment, lost income, loss of economic opportunity and embarrassment.

Martin is represented by New Orleans-based attorney Jack H. Tobias.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robert A. Pitre, Jr.

Case no. 721-647.

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