Porter Industries sued over slip and fall incident

By The Louisiana Record | Apr 9, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish woman is blaming two companies for a slip and fall incident.

Janet Crockem filed a lawsuit against Porter Industries Environmental Services Company, Porter Industries, Jacob’s Technology, Inc. and Manufacturing Support and Facility Operations Contract in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on Feb. 6.

Crockem claims she hit her head, back and neck and suffered severe injuries as a result. She also asserts that the fall was a result of the negligent acts of the defendants who are the maintainers of the premises on which she fell.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain the premises in a safe condition, allowing the floors of the premises to be dangerously slippery and failing to warn of the existence of a foreign substance on the floor of the premises.

An unspecified amount is sought for physical pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income and earning capacity and embarrassment.

Mark W. Smith of Mark W. Smith & Associates is counsel for the plaintiff.

This case has been assigned to Division C Judge Sidney H. Cates, IV.

Case no. 2013-01175.

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