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Woman sues for permanent disability after car allegedly impaled by forklift

By Louisiana Record reports | Oct 10, 2014

GRETNA – A motorist is suing after her car was allegedly impaled by a forklift when she turned into the driveway of a local business.

Cheryl B. Brauner filed suit against Nautilus Insurance Co., DMP Building Products Inc., Amazing Windows & Doors and Lionell Pendleton in the 24th Judicial District Court on Aug. 14.

Brauner asserts that she was pulling into the parking lot of DMP Building Products Inc. and Amazing Windows & Doors located at 4305 Hessmer Ave. in Metairie when a forklift driven by Pendleton, and owned by DMP Building Products Inc. and Amazing Windows & Doors, ran into the side of her car, impaling it with its forks. The plaintiff contends that in the collision she was thrown about the vehicle and received several injuries.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain control of the forklift, failing to keep proper lookout, failing to yield, failing to see what should have been seen, being inattentive while operating a forklift, failing to brake in time and traveling at an excessive rate of speed.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental pain and anguish, medical expenses, pharmaceutical bills, loss of wages, permanent disability, scarring, disfigurement, pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish and psychiatric injuries.

Brauner is represented by R. Bent Cueria of the New Orleans-based Cueria Law Firm LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division E Judge John J. Molaison Jr.

Case no. 741-246.

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