Man sues Lowe's over alleged injuries after falling in storage shed

Kasey Schefflin-Emrich Aug. 13, 2015, 12:21pm


A San Jacinto County man has cited both a retail home improvement store chain and manufacturer of home improvement products for injures he allegedly sustained in a 2013 fall at one of the chain's stores.

Richard Riggs filed a lawsuit July 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern Division of Texas Houston Division against Lowe's Cos. Inc. and Source Capital Backyard LLC, alleging failure to exercise ordinary care concerning the state of its premises and products, respectively.

According to the complaint, Riggs was at the Lowe's 120 U.S. 59 S. location on Aug. 17, 2013, when he fell through rotted wood after walking inside a storage shed that was a product of Source Capital Backyard.

The suit states that Lowe's failed to inspect the shed, make reasonable repairs or warn Riggs of a potential risk of harm. Source Capital Backyard is faulted with failing to properly manufacture and design a reasonably safe product.

Riggs seeks damages, court costs and other relief deemed appropriate by the court. He is represented by attorneys Randall Sorrels and Imrana Manzanares of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend in Houston.

U.S. District Court for the Southern Division of Texas Houston Division case number 4:15-cv-02135.

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