GRETNA – A jogger who claims he was injured after slipping on road paint while out running is suing Jefferson Parish for his injuries.
Jeffrey Whitehead filed suit against Jefferson Parish in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 30.
Whitehead claims that he was jogging at the intersection of Labarre Road and Loumor Ave. in Metairie, which are owned and maintained by Jefferson Parish, when he slipped on a white painted road marking and fell to the pavement. The plaintiff alleges that he went to Ochsner Medical Center for injuries allegedly sustained in the fall including bodily injuries, bruises, contusions and a punctured lung.
The defendant is accused of creating a hazard, failing to maintain parish property in a safe condition, failing to properly warn of unreasonably dangerous hazards and failing to ensure parish property was safe.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain, mental anguish and medical treatment.
Whitehead is represented by R. Glenn Cater of Cater & Associates LLC of New Orleans.
The case has been assigned to Division H Judge Glenn B. Ansardi.
Case no. 737-944.