Man slips on wheelchair ramp, sues Wells Fargo

David Yates Feb. 1, 2013, 1:18pm

While exiting a Wells Fargo Bank, Beaumont resident Ervin Victoria claims she slipped on a wet handicap ramp and fell. 

Alleging he should have been warned the ramp was wet, Victoria filed suit against Wells Fargo on Jan. 23 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the suit, on Feb. 14, 2012, Victoria exited the Wells Fargo on Gladys Street and headed toward the parking lot.

“Plaintiff crossed the wheel chair ramp, which was painted and fell,” the suit states. “At the time of his exit the ramp was wet and slippery. No warning devices of any kind were present. And the painted surface and the water made the surface extremely slippery.”

The suit accuses the defendant of negligently permitting the surface to become slippery.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and lost wages.

Beaumont attorney Kent Johns of Johns & Johns represents him.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B193-845

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