Plumbing company sued by woman who alleges injury from fall in hole in front yard

By Louisiana Record reports | Oct 27, 2014

GRETNA – A plumbing company is being sued by a woman who alleges she was injured in a fall in a hole it dug in her front yard.

Marilyn Lincoln, and son Donald Jr., filed suit against Acadian Plumbing LLC, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and their insurers in the 24th Judicial District Court on Aug. 22.

Lincoln allege that she and her son hired Acadian Plumbing & Drain to perform plumbing repairs at their home located at 1701 Disney Drive in Metairie. The plaintiff contends that the defendants dug a hole in their front yard that bordered their walkway and placed a temporary cover made out of plywood over the hole and that Lincoln stepped onto the plywood that shifted and broke into several pieces before she fell into the hole. Lincoln asserts she received serious injuries to her leg that required surgery after which she formed a blood clot in her leg that she still receives treatment for.

The defendant is accused of failing to construct and install a secure barricade, failing to properly want of the danger, failing to properly inspect the barricade, failing to provide a proper covering, failing to properly train and supervise employees and maintaining a defective premises.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for bodily injury, sever and painful injuries to her mind, medical treatment, physical therapy, medication and loss of sleep and proper rest.

Lincoln is represented by Jason J. Markey of the Gretna-base Palazzo Law Firm.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Scott U. Schlegel.

Case no. 741-586.

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