'Wet and slick' floor at Galveston Kroger caused shopper's slip and fall, according to suit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 13, 2013

GALVESTON - A Waller County woman claims a slick substance caused her to slip and fall at a Galveston Kroger back in June, recent court documents say.

Theresa Yanchak filed a lawsuit against Kroger Texas L.P. in Galveston County District Court on Nov. 8. 

Yanchak says the alleged incident occurred last June 8 when she stepped on a part of the floor "wet and slick" from spilled lotion.

According to the suit, the surface created an "unreasonably dangerous" situation which the defendant failed to warn about.

"No warning signs were placed in the area to alert Yanchak, or other customers, of the dangerous condition of the floor," the original petition says.

Kroger is faulted for:

  • Failing to maintain its property in a reasonably safe condition; and

  • Failing to correct the dangerous condition created by the slippery floor.

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks more than $1 million in damages.

She is represented by attorney Nhan Nguyen of The Law Office of Nhan Nguyen in Houston.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County 212th District Court Judge Susan Criss.

Case No. 13-CV-1424

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