BNSF Railroad dismissed from slip & fall suit

David Yates Jul. 25, 2013, 1:29pm

BNSF Railroad was recently non-suited from in a slip-and-fall lawsuit against the company. 

Schlonda Donald filed suit against BNSF on May 13, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court, alleging she slipped on water leaking from a BNSF pipe.

Court records show that BNSF filed a motion for summary judgment on Feb. 22, arguing that the plaintiff has no evidence to support her claims.

The motion also states BNSF had no actual knowledge of the alleged puddle and there were no witnesses to Donald’s fall.

On May 29 Donald filed a motion for non-suit with prejudice, seeking to dismiss her claims against the company, court papers say.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, granted the motion on June 7.

The lawsuit states that on June 20, 2009, Donald, a Renzenberger Inc. employee, claims she slipped and fell because of water leaking from a damaged BNSF pipe. She was in the company’s break room at the time of the incident.

The suit alleged BNSF negligently failed to fix the pipe, warn her of the dangers or train its employees.

Donald was suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Houston attorney Vuk Vujasinovic represents the plaintiff.

BNSF is represented by attorney Randy Donato of the Houston law firm Donato, Minx, Brown & Pool.

Case No. A190-006

More News