NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans man is suing a local sports bar and its insurer after he allegedly fell over a defect near the bar’s restroom.
Steven Rogers filed suit against Algiers Sports Bar Inc. and Atlantic Casualty Insurance Company in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Sept. 4.
Rogers claims that he arrived at the Algiers Sports Bar on Sept. 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. to play electronic poker with some friends. The plaintiff asserts that after playing poker for an hour he walked across the bar to use the men's restroom.
Allegedly, Rogers encountered a defect in the passageway between the men's restroom and the bar on his way out of the lavatory. The plaintiff contests that the poorly lit area and the defect caused him to trip and fall to the ground.
Rogers asserts that he sustained injuries to his head, neck, back, knees and elbows for which he sought medical treatment on Sept. 6, 2013. The plaintiff claims that he developed a mass in his injured knee as a direct result of his fall at the Algiers Sports Bar. According to the suit, surgery was required to remove the mass.
Rogers alleges that he was forced to miss significant time at work due to his fall on Sept. 5, 2013 and subsequently lost his job at Entergy and has not been able to find equivalent employment since.
Algiers Sports Bar Inc. is accused of negligence, including failure to maintain and repair the floors, passageways and walkways of its establishment and failure to warn of the defect in the passageway.
The plaintiff seeks an unknown amount in damages for past, present, and future pain and suffering, mental and emotional suffering and anguish, disfigurement, loss of past and future wages and income, medical expenses, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Rogers is represented by Caleb H. Didriksen III of Didriksen Law Firm.
The case has been assigned to District G Judge Robin M. Giarrusso.
Case no. 2014-08694.