After tripping in a construction area two years ago, Lumberton resident Christine Shelton has filed suit against Conn's Appliances.

The suit was filed May 12 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on May 29, 2009, Shelton was shopping at the Beaumont Conn's on Dowlen Road. At the time of the incident, the store was having some construction done and several floor tiles had been removed near the entrance.

In her suit, Shelton says she walked through the construction area and tripped and fell, permanently inuring her knee, which required extensive surgery.

She alleges Conn's failed to warn shoppers of the danger and should have blocked off the area.

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

Beaumont attorney Jonathan Juhan represents the plaintiff.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D189-998

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