AutoZone may be well known for selling the parts needed to maintain an automobile, but Sherry Grandchampt claims the company failed to maintain its premises, negligently allowing her to slip and fall in a puddle of water.
Grandchampt filed suit against AutoZone in the Jefferson County District Court on March 19.
According to the plaintiff's petition, Grandchampt was shopping at the Lucas AutoZone on July 27, 2007 when "she slipped and fell from a puddle of water, which formed from a leak in the ceiling."
"Plaintiff would further show that defendant knew … of the wet and slippery floor … and should have prevented plaintiff from being injured," the suit said.
The suit alleges AutoZone negligently failed to provide puddle warning signs and inspect and maintain its premises.
Grandchampt is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, pain and loss of earning capacity.
She is requesting a trial by jury and is represented by Trent Bond, attorney for the Reaud, Morgan & Quinn law firm.
Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th Judicial District, has been assigned to the case.
Case No. B181-459