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Orleans Parish woman alleges she fell outside her apartment because there were no handrails

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 25, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish woman is seeking damages for a fall that she says was caused due to a lack of a handrail.

Mary J. Williams filed a lawsuit against Robert R. Falgout and Paula O. Falgout in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was in a lease agreement with the defendant, which started on Jan. 1, 2016. The suit states that the plaintiff was injured on Aug. 2, 2016, when she tried to access the entrance to her apartment, but she fell because there were no handrails.

The defendant is accused of negligence by failing to maintain the proper condition of the property and failing to warn of danger, and overall negligence.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorney John Ross Smith of The Law Offices of John Ross Smith in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division I Judge Piper D. Griffin.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 17-7152

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