While traversing the parking lot at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen two years ago, Tammy Vincent, a Louisiana resident, tripped over buckled concrete.
On Oct. 19, Vincent filed suit against Pappas Restaurants in Jefferson County District Court, alleging the company should have remedied the tripping hazard.
According to the lawsuit, on Oct. 23, 2010, Vincent was walking across the parking lot at the Beaumont Pappas when she encountered buckled concrete, causing her to fall and sustain injuries.
Vincent suffered a concussion, fractured teeth and contusions to her face and right shoulder, hand and knee.
The suit alleges Pappas should have known the elevated concrete created a tripping hazard for patrons and negligently failed to remedy the dangerous condition.
The plaintiff is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and lost wages, plus all court costs.
Lafayette attorney Joseph Gaar represents her.
Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.
Case No. A193-376