Woman claims Popeye's oil contributed to cause of accident

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 3, 2018

GRETNA — A woman claims that her car was struck by another vehicle because oil from a Popeye's restaurant had accumulated on the roadway.

Mona Braselan filed a suit on Nov. 6 against Michael Brandner, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, and Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken and/or Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court alleging negligence.

According to the claim, the plaintiff is seeking damages for an incident that took place on Nov. 5, 2016 at the intersection of West Esplanade Avenue and Transcontinental Drive. Brandner allegedly struck the plaintiff's car and caused damages, but Braselan said it was because oil from a nearby Popeye's had entered the roadway.

Brandner is accused of negligence through failing to keep an eye out and overall negligence in regards to the operation of a motor vehicle.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Brian G. Shearman of Shearman-Denenea LLC in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division E  Judge John J. Molaison Jr.

The 24th Judicial District Court case number 777399

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