Injury suit filed over fall at Kroger

David Yates Jul. 25, 2007, 9:17am

Kroger on Dowlen Road

Exactly two years ago, Marilyn Kaye Renfro paid a visit to the Dowlen Kroger, where she claims she slipped and fell because a Kroger manager allowed a "slip hazard to remain on the floor without any barricade or warning."

Through attorney Adam Terrell, Renfro filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Kroger Co. and store manager Brenda Mills with the Jefferson County District Court on July 24, 2006.

According to the plaintiff's original petition, on July 26, 2005, Renfro was a patron at the Beaumont Kroger when she suddenly "suffered serious and permanent bodily injuries" by slipping and falling.

The suit faults the defendants with negligence for allowing the "dangerous condition" to exist, and for "failing to provide adequate and stable seating so that its patrons could safely sit and dine."

The suit does not describe the slip hazard in detail, but does say that Renfro can no longer perform her household duties for "the balance of her natural life."

She is suing for her physical impairment and loss of earning capacity and inability to attend to "the needs of herself and her family," the suit said.
Renfro is demanding a trial by jury and is represented by attorney Terrell of the Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell law firm.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th Judicial District, will preside over the case.

Case No. D179-710

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