SHREVEPORT – A woman alleges she fractured her foot because of the conditions of a restaurant's parking lot.
Rebecca Gustafsson filed a complaint on Nov. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division against International House of Pancakes LLC alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 5, she was a patron at defendant's restaurant in Bossier City. As she was approaching her car after a meal, she alleges her left foot stepped into a pot hole or depression, twisted and caused her to fall and sustain injuries that required medical attention. The plaintiff holds International House of Pancakes LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly maintain the surface of the parking lot, failed to properly construct and/or design the asphalt parking lot and failed to execute proper repairs.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages she sustained, plus interest and costs and for all general and equitable relief to which she may be entitled. She is represented by James P. Lambert of James P. Lambert, A Law Corporation in Lafayette.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division Case number 5:16-cv-01572