Woman's fall at Bacliff convenience store leads to lawsuit

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Aug. 6, 2011, 10:43am

GALVESTON - After sustaining injuries at a Bacliff convenience store last year, a Dickinson woman pursues legal action.

Delia Faust's lawsuit against National Convenience Stores Inc. and Platinum Global LP claims Faust slipped and fell at the Valero Stop n Go Store in Bacliff on June 3, 2010.

The suit was filed July 25 in Galveston County District Court.

According to the original petition, the plaintiff entered the store, went down the aisle and lost her balance when she stepped on a puddle.

She says there was nothing to indicate the puddle was in the way.

"There was no warning of the wet floor created by the defendants' employees," the suit states.

"The defendants failed to warn of the defect and failed to make the premises safe."

It insists that Faust did nothing to bring about the alleged incident.

"The defendants failed to use ordinary care by creating a dangerous condition on the premises," the suit says.

"The defendants left an unattended wet floor in the course of its maintenance of the property."

The suit ultimately blames the respondents for negligence and premises liability.

Consequently, Faust seeks unspecified monetary damages.

She is represented by attorney Rich Melendez of Houston.

Galveston County 122nd District Court Judge John Ellisor is presiding over the case.

Case No. 11-cv-1206

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