Trip and fall filed against Conn’s slated for September trial

By David Yates | Apr 26, 2013

Litigation brought by Lumberton resident Christine Shelton, who sued Conn’s Appliances after tripping in a construction area two years ago, has been slated for trial in September. 

As previously reported, the suit was filed May 12, 2012, in Jefferson County District Court.

Nearly two years later, an agreed docket control order was entered in the case, slating the litigation for trial in September 2013.

The lawsuit alleges that 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.

Shelton claims 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.

She 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 Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E189-998

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