Although car salesmen often have a reputation for being slick, Gilbert Cadena claims he stepped in a "slippery substance' and fell while perusing cars at Nederland Chevrolet.

Cadena filed suit against the dealership March 4 in Jefferson County District Court, claiming the defendant failed to warn him of the dangerous condition.

According to his petition, on Dec. 1, 2009, Cadena was walking into a Nederland Chevrolet office "when he suddenly slipped and fell, as a result of a slippery substance on the walkway."

The suit accuses the dealership of negligently failing to warn customers and eliminate the dangerous condition.

The suit does not identify the slippery substance.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Jeffrey Roebuck of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck & Adams represents him.

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

Case No. E189-538

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