John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 15, 2012, 1:06pm

GALVESTON - After she injured herself at a local drug store, Dickinson local Bernice Bryan has filed a lawsuit. 

Recent court documents filed Oct. 8 in Galveston County District Court claim Bryan was at a Walgreen's in Dickinson when a sign in the business's entryway inflicted "grievous" injury to the plaintiff.

The suit alleges the defendant failed to maintain the entrance in a safe and reasonable manner and allowed a dangerous condition to exist, leading to Bryan's fall.

"The defendant Walgreen's Co., [its] agents, servants and employees negligently placed and permitted a sign to rest in a manner dangerously obstructing the entranceway to the premises, negligently or willfully allowed such condition to continue and negligently or willfully failed to warn the plaintiff of the condition of the floor," the original petition says.

It additionally blames the respondent for failing to promptly discover and remove the aforementioned sign.

Consequently, Bryan sues for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of earnings and reasonable and necessary medical care and expenses, requesting a jury trial.

Attorney Howard D. Hill with the Dunten Law Firm in Dickinson is representing the complainant, and Galveston County 10th District Court Judge David Garner is presiding over the case.

Case No. 12-cv-2142

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