Parish worker sues for injuries, inability to work for allege injuries from stepping in hole

By Louisiana Record reports | Aug 24, 2015

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish worker is claiming an inability to work after alleged falling in a hole.

Peter Mire filed suit against Cecil R. Bray and his insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 26.

Mire alleges that on June 28, 2014 he was working as an employee of the Jefferson Parish Department of Property Maintenance Zoning/Quality of Life and was an invitee on Bray’s property located at 144 Julia Street in Avondale. The plaintiff contends that while he was walking on Bray’s property he stepped into a hole and violently fell into it up to his mid thigh. Mire asserts the hole was so narrow and covered by grass that it was not visible before the incident occurred. The plaintiff claims he suffered injuries to his neck and right knee in the fall and that ever since he has not been able to work.

The defendant is accused of failing to properly maintain his property, failing to exercise reasonable care and failing to warn invitees of the dangerous condition.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, inconvenience, permanent injury, mental anguish, anxiety, medical expenses, lost wages and loss of earnings.

Mire is representing himself pro se in the case.

The case has been assigned to Division B Judge Cornelius E. Regan.

Case no. 751-012.

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