Woman alleges Carousel Gardens Amusement Park carousel caused injuries to leg, back

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A woman alleges she was injured at a New Orleans park when a carousel started without warning.

NEW ORLEANS – A woman alleges she was injured at a New Orleans park when a carousel started without warning.

Sadika Salem filed a lawsuit May 30 against the city of New Orleans and New Orleans City Park Improvement Association Board of Commissioners in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges on Sept. 3, 2017, she was a guest at the defendant's Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. The suit states that the plaintiff was strapping her child into the carousel when the ride started, causing the plaintiff to be struck and injure her leg and back.

The defendant is alleged to have failed to warn that the ride was starting and ensure all patrons were safely secured before starting the ride.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages of less than $50,000, court costs and all appropriate relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorneys Stephen F. Harris Jr. of the Law Office of Stephen F. Harris Jr. in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division F Judge Christopher J. Bruno.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 18-5328

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