H-E-B sued for woman's slip 'n fall

David Yates Sep. 13, 2010, 11:00am


A local woman is suing H-E-B Grocery, claiming she slipped and fell on an unidentified liquid substance lingering near the store's entrance.

Earlene Stewart filed her suit Sept. 9 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court papers show that on June 5 Stewart was shopping at the H-E-B on 11th Street in Beaumont "when she slipped in a liquid substance on the floor of defendant's premises."

In her suit, Stewart claims she "was exercising reasonable care for her own safety" and that the liquid substance "posed an unreasonable risk of harm" to shoppers.

Stewart alleges that because H-E-B negligently failed to maintain its premises in a safe condition, she seriously injured her wrist, shoulder, hip, back and spine.

She is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment, plus all court expenses.

Stewart is represented by Beaumont attorney Gilbert T. Adams, III.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A188-087

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