Suit filed against gas station after man assaulted by clerk's relative

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Aug. 13, 2009, 5:00am

GALVESTON � A Galveston man claims he was assaulted at a local Valero station four months ago and is suing the San Antonio-based oil company in Galveston County District Court for $150,000 in damages.

Adrian Hernandez's personal injury lawsuit, which was filed Aug. 11, explains the plaintiff was in the parking lot of the Valero Corner Store in the 1920th block of 61st Street on April 16 when a relative of one of the store's employees severely attacked him.

An April 18 Galveston County Daily News police brief reports that the plaintiff was hurt following a disagreement between two women, his female acquaintance and a store clerk.

It adds Hernandez, who was subsequently rushed to Mainland Medical Center in Texas City, required facial surgery to repair his nose and cheekbone.

Valero is faulted for failing to train employees and disobeying manual procedure regarding employee family members on the premises.

"Each and all of the foregoing negligent acts and omissions, whether taken singularly or in any combination were a proximate cause of the plaintiff's injuries and damages," the suit says.

Consequently, Hernandez seeks compensation to cover his pain and suffering, impairment, mental anguish, loss of physical ability, and medical expenses in addition to a jury trial.

Pasadena attorney Enrique Dovalina is representing the plaintiff, and the case has been assigned to Galveston County 10th District Court Judge David Garner.

Case No. 09CV1436

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