Discovery still underway in slip & fall against Nederland Chevrolet

David Yates May 9, 2013, 3:18pm

Two years after filing suit, discovery is still proceeding in litigation brought by Gilbert Cadena, who claims he stepped in a “slippery substance’ and fell while perusing cars at Nederland Chevrolet. 

As previously reported, Cadena filed suit against the dealership March 4, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court, claiming the defendant failed to warn him of the dangerous condition.

Court records show that on March 28 a certificate of discovery was filed in the case, showing that Nederland Chevrolet served the plaintiff with its supplemental responses to requests for disclosures and expert witness designation.

According to his petition, on Dec. 1, 2009, Cadena was walking into a Nederland Chevrolet office “when he suddenly slipped and fell, as a result of a slippery substance on the walkway.”

The suit accuses the dealership of negligently failing to warn customers and eliminate the dangerous condition.

However, the suit does not identify the slippery substance.

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

Beaumont attorney Jeffrey Roebuck of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck & Adams represents him.

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

Case No. E189-538

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