Philip Gonzales Aug. 25, 2016, 2:37pm

BEAUMONT — A Jefferson County woman is suing a Beaumont credit union, alleging negligence caused the plaintiff to fall and sustain injuries.

Raphaella Corbello filed a complaint Aug. 2 in Jefferson County District Court against Neches Federal Credit Union, alleging negligence in failing to to protect and safeguard the plaintiff from dangerous conditions.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 28, 2015, Corbello entered the defendant's premises in Beaumont to purchase goods and services when an employee directed her to have a seat around the corner. The suit says Corbello then tripped over a potted plant, causing her to violently fall and hit the ground. 

The suit says Corbello sustained injuries to her shin, leg, shoulder, rotator cuff and clavicle, that required invasive surgeries and therapy. The plaintiff alleges Neches Federal Credit Union failed to warn her of any dangerous condition, failed to exercise ordinary care and failed to maintain a hazard-free floors at its premises.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief between $200,000 and $1 million, attorney fees, court costs and all relief to which she is entitled. She is represented by attorney Gregory F. Cox of Mostyn Law in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court Case number D-198804

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