NEW ORLEANS – A man who was allegedly severely injured after falling off a stool at popular restaurant is suing.

Charles L. Lacoste filed suit against The Camellia Grill Restaurant, 3218 Magazine LLC, Byblos Restaurant and Hanover Insurance Company in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on July 14.

Lacoste claims on July 22, 2013, while seated on a stool at The Camellia Grill, located at 626 S. Carrolton Ave. in New Orleans, a passerby knocked him off his seat and as a result he struck his back and head on the floor. The plaintiff contends he suffered extensive head and spinal injuries including to his cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines as a consequence of the incident.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain the premises in a safe condition, failing provide a safe aisle way for passage, failing to warn and creating an unreasonable risk of harm.

The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional turmoil, medical expenses and future decline in income.

The plaintiff is represented by Kenneth W. Andrieu of Kenneth W. Andrieu & Associates of New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Div. A Judge Tiffany G. Chase.

Case no. 2014-6853.

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