Target sued by woman who tripped over curb

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 12, 2013

GRETNA – A St. Tammany Parish woman is suing a corporate retailer after she fell over a curb and injured herself in front of their store.

Tiffany Dorsey, and David, filed suit against Target Corporation of Minnesota, Simon Property Group LP and ACE American Insurance Company in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 18. Dorsey claims she was retrieving a shopping cart from the sidewalk of the Target located at 1401 W. Espalnade Ave. in Kenner on Nov. 17, 2012 when she tripped over a curb and fell to the ground. The plaintiff alleges she was injured in the fall.

The defendant is accused of failing to use ordinary care and diligence to maintain the sidewalk, failing to correct an unsafe condition, failing to protect the plaintiff, failing to exercise reasonable care to protect the plaintiff by inspecting the area, failing to use reasonable care in design and construction and failing to warn the plaintiff of the danger.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, disability, mental anguish, medical expenses, lost economic income and lost earning potential.

Dorsey is represented by Craig S. Sossaman of the Metairie-based the Law Offices of Craig S. Sossaman a Professional Law Corporation.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge June Berry Darensburg.

Case no. 726-070.

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