David Yates Oct. 1, 2015, 1:40pm


Valero Energy was recently hit with a slip and fall lawsuit seeking up to $200,000 in damages.

April Griffin filed suit against Valero Energy on Sept. 22 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to her lawsuit, on Aug. 8 Griffin was injured when she slipped and fell next to a Valero ice machine.

“One of defendant’s employees told plaintiff that a customer had just purchased a significant amount of ice that melted as the customer was transporting the ice out of the store,” the suit states. “However, the employee did not clean up the water; nor did the employee put out a wet floor sign.”

The suit states Valero owed a duty to Griffin to inspect and maintain its premises and warn her of any unreasonably dangerous conditions.

She is suing for her past and future pain, mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages, plus court costs.

She is represented by Cody Rees of the Bernsen Law Firm in Beaumont.

Judge Kent Walston, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A-197581

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