Woman claims she fell down stairs at New Orleans property because there was no proper handrail

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 1, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims that she was caused to fall down steps that were dangerous.

Joan Barton filed a lawsuit May 9 against Christian Shane LLC & Mesa Underwriters Specialty Insurance Co. in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was a guest at the defendant's property at 1706 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. The suit states that the defendant slipped and fell down the steps that she was climbing due to the lack of a handrail.

The defendant is accused of negligence by failing to warn the plaintiff of the danger and overall negligence.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorneys John W. Redmann, Edward L. Moreno and David B. Belk of the Law Office of John W. Redmann LLC in Gretna.

The case has been assigned to Division M Judge Paulette R. Irons.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 17-4471.

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