Shopper sues Home Depot after claiming cabinet fell on him

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 8, 2019

GRETNA – A man who claims he was injured by a falling cabinet at a Home Depot store has filed a lawsuit seeking damages.

Travis Umfrey Sr. filed the complaint against Home Depot USA Inc. and John Doe, a presently anonymous Home Depot employee, on Feb. 1 in the 24th Judicial District Court. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff is seeking damages for an incident that took place on January 31, 2018, when Umfrey was at the Home Depot at Veteran Memorial Blvd.

While the plaintiff was in the store, a Home Depot employee used a forklift to help him get a cabinet from a high shelf and place the cabinet on a push cart. During the course of the transaction, the lawsuit claims, the plaintiff was injured when the employee caused the cabinet to be dropped on top of him.

The defendant is accused of negligence and failure to prevent an injury from taking place. The plaintiff, who is represented by David W. Gernhauser Jr. in New Orleans, is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs.

The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Raymond S. Steib Jr.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 791714

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