Taco Bell answers slip and fall

David Yates Dec. 23, 2014, 1:47pm


Taco Bell has answered a lawsuit brought by a woman who slipped and fell while filling up on soda.

Barbara Guillory filed suit against the fast food chain Sept. 8 in Jefferson County District Court.

The following month, Taco Bell answered the suit on Oct. 15, asserting a general denial, court records show.

Taco Bell further contends that Guillory’s claims are barred under the doctrine of comparative fault, meaning the company maintains it does not bear responsibility for her alleged damages.

According to her complaint, Guillory claims she was eating with her husband at the Taco Bell located at 6365 Phelan Blvd. in Beaumont on June 28 when she attempted to refill her drink.

While at the drink station, Guillory slipped and fell on a greasy and slimy substance on the floor.

Because of her fall, Guillory incurred medical costs, endured physical pain and mental anguish and suffered disfigurement, the suit states.

Guillory seeks an unspecified judgment, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs, attorneys’ fees and other relief the court deems just.

Dan Ducote Jr. of Moore Landrey in Beaumont represents her.

Taco Bell is represented Craig Wilcox, attorney for the Houston law firm Adams and Reese.

Jefferson County District Court case number: B196-091

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