Woman trips over unpainted parking lot barrier, sues H-E-B

David Yates May 18, 2011, 4:23am

Beaumont resident Laura Wheeler has filed suit against H-E-B Grocery, alleging she tripped over an "unpainted parking lot lane barrier" while loading her groceries two years ago.

The suit was filed May 13 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on May 21, 2009, Wheeler was leaving the Beaumont H-E-B on Dowlen Road after shopping for groceries. After placing the groceries into her automobile, she tripped over an "unpainted parking lot lane barrier."

The suit alleges H-E-B should have inspected its premises and remedied the dangerous condition and warned shoppers of the dangers.

The plaintiff is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Ryan White of Loncar & Associates represents the plaintiff.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E190-008

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