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Wal-Mart sued by customer over alleged injuries from trip on gap in concrete

By Louisiana Record reports | Feb 13, 2015

Walmart exterior

GRETNA – A customer at a local Wal-Mart is suing after he allegedly tripped on an expansion gap on concrete and fell to the ground.

Patricia C. Pinero filed suit against Wal-Mart Louisiana LLC and Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust in the 24th Judicial District Court on Dec. 11.

Pinero claims that she was shopping at the Wal-Mart store located at 8912 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie when her boot was caught in an expansion gap in a piece of concrete and she fell to the floor.

The defendant is accused of failing to give warnings of a dangerous condition, failing to properly inspect and maintain the area in question, failing to warn of inherent dangers, failing to do what was necessary, failing to remove the expansion, failing to properly supervise and instruct employees and allowing a hazard or defect to exist.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, mental pain and anguish, physical disability, physical disfigurement, scarring, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of wages and loss of earning capacity.

Pinero is represented by George B. Recile of Metairie-based Chehardy, Sherman, Ellis, Murray, Recile, Griffith, Stakelum & Hayes LLP.

The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Raymond S. Steib Jr.

Case no. 745-051.

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