Philip Gonzales Aug. 12, 2016, 3:36pm


GALVESTON — A Texas patron is suing Home Depot, alleging negligence at one of the defendant's Houston stores led to injuries for the plaintiff. 

Juan Gonzalez filed a lawsuit July 29 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., alleging negligence in failing to hire, manage, train, and supervise competent employees.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 5, 2014, Gonzalez was a patron at a Home Depot store at 6810 Gulf Freeway, Houston, when when multiple 2x4 wooden beams fell on him. The suit says Gonzalez sustained physical pain, physical impairment, mental anguish, loss of earnings and medical expenses. 

The lawsuit says Gonzalez suffered injuries to his neck, back, shoulder and arms.

The plaintiff alleges Home Depot failed to maintain its premises in a reasonable and safe condition, failed to give adequate warnings and failed to adequately mark the dangerous condition.

Gonzalez seeks a trial by jury, damages of more than $1 million, pre and post-judgment interest, costs of court and all relief the court deems proper. He is represented by attorneys Kurt B. Arnold, J. Kyle Findley and Kala F. Sellers of Arnold & Itkin LLP in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 3:16-cv-00201

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