John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Aug. 19, 2013, 2:30pm

GALVESTON - A Brazoria County woman has launched litigation into injuries she reportedly sustained at a Friendswood grocery store, recent court documents say.

In a lawsuit filed Aug. 12 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 2, Kathryn Dolan blames H.E.B. Inc. for her fall over a box of chicken at the business last year.

Dolan was browsing the fresh chicken cooler at the store in question on Jan. 3, 2012, when the subject event occurred.

She asserts that H.E.B. left the box on the floor, causing her to trip and fall.

According to the suit, the plaintiff hurt her foot, legs, ribs and back.

By leaving the box, it says, an "unreasonable" risk of harm was created as "the chicken cooler cloaked the presence of the box of chicken such that it constituted a slipping/tripping hazard."

"The defendant had knowledge of the potential for harm as a result of its course of conduct in allowing a box of chicken to exist where individuals walked," the suit says.

Consequently, Dolan seeks at least more than $200,000 in damages.

She is represented by attorney Jeffrey N. Todd of The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd in Friendswood.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County Court-at-Law No. 2 Judge Barbara Roberts.

Cause No. 70,473

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