GRETNA – Two individuals allege they were injured at a mall by a malfunctioning escalator.
Suncia Lawson and Minnie Reed filed a complaint on March 25 in the 24th Judicial District Court against Oakwood Shopping Center LLC and/or Shoe Show Inc., dba Shoe Dept. Encore; ABC Insurance Co.; Schindler Elevator Corp.; and DEF Insurance Co.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff is seeking damages for an incident that took place on May 27, 2018, at 197 Westbank Expressway. The plaintiffs were riding an escalator and were injured when the metal stairs collided and buckled, folding on top of themselves. The malfunction resulted in the plaintiffs' bodies being twisted and turned in a violent manner causing them to fall and suffer physical injury.
The defendant is accused of negligence.
The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Jason Baer of Baer Law in Metairie.
The case has been assigned to Division G Judge E. Adrian Adams.
The 24th Judicial District Court Case No. is 793482.