Jefferson Parish Woman Sues Boomtown Casino in Louisiana’s 24th Judicial District Court Over Slip and Fall

February 29, 2012 | J. Price McNamara
Jefferson Parish Woman Sues Boomtown Casino in Louisiana’s 24th Judicial District Court Over Slip and Fall

A Harvey casino is being sued by a Jefferson Parish woman who allegedly sustained a back injury when she visited the property. On February 23rd, Janice Westerfield filed a lawsuit in Louisiana's 24th Judicial District Court against Boomtown Casino over injuries she claims resulted from a fall in a casino restaurant. Westerfield reportedly hurt her back when she slipped and fell immediately after she got up to leave her table. According to her lawsuit, a caution sign was placed near Westerfield's dining table before she was seated but was removed by a waiter when she sat down at the table. After that, Westerfield claims she slipped and fell on an unidentified substance on the floor. In her suit, she has accused the waiter of discretely attempting to return the caution sign to its original position after she fell. Westerfield has accused Boomtown Casino of failure to warn, failure to exercise due care, and failure to provide a property free of hazards. She has asked the court to award her monetary damages for medical costs, mental distress, suffering, pain, and lasting physical impairment. In Louisiana, property owners must maintain a certain level of safety on their premises. Failure to maintain a property free of hazards will likely result in a premises liability lawsuit. To file a premises liability lawsuit, an injured claimant must be an invitee on the property where the injury occurred, such a business patron. If a trespasser is hurt on a property in Louisiana, he or she cannot recover financial damages. Premises liability accidents generally include a slip and fall, trip and fall, or construction accident. In order to recover damages, any injuries must be well documented and treated by a physician. Someone hurt while an invitee on another's property may be able to recover medical costs, lost income, and compensation for a variety of other damages. If you experienced an injury due to a hazardous condition on a business or individual's property, a qualified personal injury lawyer can explain the types of damage awards you may be eligible to receive. J. Price McNamara is an experienced premises liability lawyer. If you were hurt after a slip or trip and fall on someone else's property, he can guide you through the legal process and help you file your claim. J. Price McNamara handles personal injury cases across the State of Louisiana including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Kenner, Metairie, Lafayette, Mandeville, Lafourche, Terrebonne, Jefferson, Orleans, Ascension, and St. John Parishes. To schedule a free initial consultation, call him today at (866) 248-0580 or contact him through his website.

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