GRETNA – A woman claims that she tripped and fell over a trash can lid and was injured.
Diane Krummel filed a suit against Rehrig Pacific Co. and Progressive Waste Solutions of LA Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 19.
According to the claim, the plaintiff was at her residence located at 504 Montgomery Ave. in Metairie on July 21, 2015, when the incident occurred. The suit states that while she was moving a Rehrig trash bin to the outside of her home, she was caused to trip and fall on the open lid of the trash can, resulting in her personal injuries.
The defendants are accused of negligence through manufacturing and distributing a product that had such dangers, failing to make the risks known, and overall negligence in relation to the incident.
The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. She is represented by Frank E. Lamothe III of Lamothe Law Firm in New Orleans. The case has been assigned to Division F Judge Michael P. Mentz.
The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 763003