Man who fell off ladder at own home sues contractor for injuries

By Louisiana Record reports | Dec 16, 2013

GRETNA – A local homeowner is suing a construction company he contracted to put a new roof on his home after he was allegedly injured when he fell off a ladder when he was evaluating the work done on the home.

John Cook filed suit against Precision Construction & Maintenance LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on Nov. 27.

Cook claims that in July 2013 he contracted Precision Construction & Maintenance to put a new roof on his home located at 1910 Fordham Place in Gretna. The plaintiff asserts that she climbed a ladder to evaluate the work on the roof and slipped and fell from due to incomplete safety measures by the defendant.

The defendant is accused of failing to discover a dangerous condition on the premises, failing to correct an unreasonably dangerous condition on the premises, failing to warn the petitioner of an unreasonably dangerous condition, failing to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition, allowing an unreasonably dangerous condition to exist and disregard for the safety of those on premises.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for bodily injuries, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses and permanent disability.

Cook is represented by D. Patrick Keating of the Metairie-based The Keating Law Firm.

The case has been assigned to Division P Judge Lee V. Faulkner Jr.

Case no. 733-366.

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