Litigation follows man's slip and fall at Houston FedEx facility

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Apr. 1, 2013, 3:05pm

HOUSTON - After he slipped and fell at facilities belonging to Federal Express Corp. almost two years ago, Harris County resident Gregory Lindsey seeks damages. 

A lawsuit was filed Feb. 8 in Harris County District Court. The case was removed to the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas on March 14.

In the original petition, Lindsey recalls picking up packages at the Fedex World Service Center near Hobby Airport in Houston on May 20, 2011, when the alleged incident occurred.

An employee of the defendant told him that he had too many packages to pick up at the counter and he needed to go back to the warehouse to retrieve them.

Lindsey drove back to the warehouse and upon exiting his vehicle, he slipped and fell on a puddle of oil, the suit says.

The complainant claims he sustained "significant" injuries to his head, shoulder, knee and back as a result of the event, stating he was unable to run his business or engage in his favorite leisurely activities afterwards.

The respondent is faulted for:

  • Not properly maintaining the store warehouse garage;

  • Failing to provide any warnings regarding the dangerous condition; and

  • Failing to remove oil on the premises that endangered the safety of others.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Jeffrey Wilner of Wilner & Taylor in Houston is representing Lindsey.

Case No. 4:13-CV-724

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