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Woman sues after fall at convenience store

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 2, 2010

A Port Arthur woman claims she incurred medical costs after falling on uneven pavement at a convenience store.

Linda Roy Guillory filed a lawsuit March 30 in Jefferson County District Court against Shalimar Enterprise doing business as Fisco Convenience Store and Skylar Thompson.

Guillory claims she entered Fisco Convenience Store, owned by Thompson, with the intent to purchase gasoline.

"During the time that Linda Roy Guillory was upon Defendants' property, Linda Roy Gillory was seriously injured as a result of a dangerous condition in that defendant has failed to maintain the condition of its parking lot and area immediately in proximity to fuel pumps," the suit states. "There are many hazardous changes of elevation due to missing or broken sections of the parking lot pavement."

Because of her fall, Guillory experienced physical pain, suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment and disfigurement; fears a future disease; and incurred medical montioring costs, the complaint says.

Guillory blames Thompson for failing to properly maintain the area in question, for failing to maintain the pavement in a safe condition, for failing to provide Guillory with adequate warnings of the unsafe condition of the pavement and for failing to remove depressions and holes in the pavement within a reasonable time.

In her complaint, Guillory seeks damages within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court and exemplary damages, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Langston Scott Adams of Port Arthur will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: E186-425.

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