H.E.B. slated to go to trial over slip & fall

David Yates Apr. 25, 2011, 9:00am

A slip-and-fall lawsuit filed against H.E. Butt Grocery last June is set to go to trial on Wednesday, April 27.

Alleging it was the grocery store's negligence that caused her to fall while shopping, Teresa Obregon filed suit against H.E.B. on June 18 in Jefferson County District Court.

In her suit, Obregon claims she was in the process of buying groceries at H.E.B. on FM 365 in Port Arthur when she sustained serious injuries after falling due to a "dangerous condition."

She will try and convince jurors that H.E.B. negligently failed to inspect its premises for potentially dangerous conditions and warn her of the dangers of stepping into a slippery substance.

Obergon will also ask jurors to award her damages for her alleged past and future mental anguish, lost wages and medical expenses.

Brett S. Thomas of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck and Adams in Beaumont represents her.

M.C. Carrington of Mehaffy Weber in Beaumont represents H.E.B.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, will preside over the trial.

Case No. B187-105

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