Convenience store sued by woman claiming disability after falling on property

By Kyle Barnett | Feb 21, 2013

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman issuing a local convenience store for injuries she claims to have received in a fall on its premises.

Tabbatha Arnold filed suit against Mesa Underwriters Specialty Insurance Company, Brothers Petroleum, Brother's Food Mart and 1227 Veterans LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on Jan. 2. Arnold claims she was walking through the Brother's Food mart located at 1227 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie when she slipped and fell on a watery substance. The plaintiff alleges she received severe and disabling injuries in the fall.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain a reasonably safe place for visitors, failing to take necessary measures to protect the safety of visitors, failing to properly maintain the premises, failing to warn visitors of hazards and failing to take steps to aid the incident.

An unspecified amount of damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of earring capacity, permanent disability, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, penalties and attorney's fees.

Arnold is represented by Edward J. Womac of New Orleans-based Edward J. Womac, Jr. & Associates.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Carolyn W. Gill-Jefferson.

Case no. 722-508.

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