Genuine Parts Company sued after delivery man allegedly trips over cart on premises

By Maxwell Appley | Sep 15, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – An office supply warehouse is being sued by a man who claims he was injured after tripping and falling over a cart left in their hallway.

Charles Teal filed suit against Genuine Parts Company in Orleans Parish Civil District Court on July 1, 2015.

Teal claims he tripped over a cart left in a poorly lit walkway inside a warehouse owned by the defendants while delivering parts to the location. The plaintiff alleges that he sustained injuries to several body parts for which he is still receiving treatment and that the injuries were caused solely by the negligence of the defendant.

Teal alleges the defendant failed to maintain safe premises for people lawfully on the property and that they created an unreasonably dangerous condition on the property by leaving a cart in a dimly lit hallway. The plaintiff further alleges the defendant failed to fix the dangerous conditions of the property and to take the appropriate actions of a prudent person. Teal also claims there was no warning of the dangerous conditions present.

The defendant is accused of creating an unsafe environment which led to injuries received by the plaintiff.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for bodily injury, loss of earnings and earning capacity, pain, suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent disability and medical expenses.

Charles Teal is represented by Eve S. Reardon of the Keating Law Firm.

The case has been assigned to Judge Tiffany G. Chase.

Case no. 2015-06297.

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