Louisiana Airport Sued for Slip-and-fall Accident

One of the busiest premises in Louisiana, United States is now in hot water after a woman filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against it, according to reports.

Lola Esther Scudiero reportedly filed the lawsuit against the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport after she allegedly slipped and fell in its premises.

Scudiero claimed in her lawsuit, which was filed before the 19th Judicial Court last November  28, that as she and her husband and daughter were about to return home after visiting their family in Natchez, Mississippi, she fell face down onto the airport’s floor.

She blamed the airport’s raised portion of the black rubber divider which was located between the carpeted area and the marble floor of the premise’s terminal counter area. Scudiero affirmed that the black rubber divider was not immediately visible to the naked eye and was a hidden danger due to its location and color.

As a result of the incident, Scudiero sustained injuries to her face, teeth, arm, hand, leg and back. Therefore, she is now seeking for unspecified damages for mental and physical pain and sufferings, wage losses, and loss of enjoyment of life.

In her lawsuit, Scudiero further claimed that the airport failed to maintain danger-free premises, to inspect the terminal area to at least have knowledge about its dangerous conditions, and to provide the public with a reasonably safe transition from the carpeted floor to the marble floor.

So far, the case is pending before the Division E Judge, William A. Morvant.

Incidentally, according to a recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one million Americans suffer from a slip-and-fall injury and 17,000 of which die from injuries related to the said accidents. Apparently, the chances of anyone getting involved in such incidents are high. Therefore, a Los Angeles slip-and-fall lawyer reminded that it is important that a person must take all the necessary precautions to ensure his or her own safety even when just walking.

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