Dollar General accused of negligence after customer claims shoe got caught in door causing her to fall

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 10, 2015

Dollar General

GRETNA – A discount retailer is being sued by a woman who claims she was severely injured after the store’s door closed on her foot causing her to fall.

Joy Amador filed suit against Dolgencorp LLC, Dollar General Corporation and Edenborn Center LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 20.

Amador alleges that on June 19, 2014 she was shopping at the Dollar General located at 2727 Edenborn Ave. in Metairie and was exiting the store when her foot got caught in the door and she fell to the ground. The plaintiff asserts she struck her head, neck and back on the ground in the fall. Amador contends she suffered numerous injuries in the incident including a concussion, back strain, toe strain, contusions on her legs and still suffers from headaches.

The defendant is accused of failing to repair the door and failing to warn the plaintiff of the defective door that was missing a part.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional stress and strain, residual disability and loss of enjoyment of life.

Amador is represented by attorney Darleen M. Jacobs of New Orleans.

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

Case no. 748-975.

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