GRETNA – Shoney's is being sued by a customer who claims he was injured after slipping in a puddle of water and falling to the floor.

Patrick Jones filed suit against Shoney’s Louisiana LLC and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 3.

Jones alleges he was a patron at the Shoney’s restaurant located at 2401 Clearview Parkway in Metairie when he slipped in a puddle of standing water and fell to the floor. The plaintiff claims no signs were in the area of the water puddle at the time of the incident. Jones asserts he was severely injured in the fall.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain a safe business environment, failing to exercise necessary caution, failing to act as a prudent and reasonable business, failing to see what should have been seen, creating an unreasonably dangerous condition, failing to correct an unreasonably dangerous condition and failing to warn of a dangerous condition.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, mental anguish, embarrassment, humiliation, medical expenses and loss of enjoyment of life.

Jones is represented by Mike Harris of Metairie-based Harris Law Firm PLC.

The case has been assigned to Division I Judge Nancy A. Miller.

Case no. 737-114.

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