Groves local Rhonda Dugas has filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Sally Beauty Supply and its manager, Romona Williams, for injuries she allegedly sustained two years ago.
The suit was filed June 12 in Jefferson County District Court and seeks damages in an amount not to exceed $1 million.
According to the lawsuit, on June 2, 2011, Dugas was a customer at Sally in Port Arthur when she slipped and fell in a puddle of water.
The water was coming from a leaky air conditioner and no warning signs were placed around the area.
The suit alleges the dangerous condition should have been obvious to the employees, as they had been using buckets to catch the leaking water.
“On that day the plaintiff frequented the store, the bucket had not been emptied and (water) had overflowed onto the floor,” the suit states, adding that the defendants owed her a duty to safeguard her against the dangerous condition.
The plaintiff is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages.
Beaumont attorney Jonathan Juhan represents the plaintiff.
Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, is assigned to the case.
Case No. B194-441