Trip & fall lawsuit against Parkdale Mall called to trial

By David Yates | Feb 4, 2013

A trip-and-fall lawsuit brought against Parkdale Mall has been called to trial.

As previously reported, Bulinda Mathis filed her suit June 23, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court, alleging she tripped and fell over a door jam while shopping.

Court records show that on July 23 an amended discovery control plan was entered in case, replacing the case on the court’s February 2013 docket.

On Jan. 22 Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, issued a call to trial, setting the case for trial on Feb. 25.

The lawsuit alleges that on Nov. 11, 2009, Mathis was entering Parkdale Mall in Beaumont when she “tripped on a piece of metal that was sticking up from the door jam, causing her to fall to the floor.”

Mathis alleges Parkdale negligently failed to inspect and maintain its premises and warn shoppers of the existence of the door jam.

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

Beaumont attorney Ryan White of Loncar & Associates represents her.

Attorney Mark Lambert of the Beaumont law firm Benckenstein, Norvell & Nathan represents Parkdale.

Case No. A190-399

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