A Jefferson County resident filed a lawsuit against a Delaware-based retailer doing business in Texas over alleged premises negligence in 2014.

Karen Kaiser filed a complaint against Wal-Mart Stores Texas LLC in Jefferson County District Court on June 19, claiming liability in April 2014 when she supposedly slipped and fell on the defendant’s premises.

According to the suit, Kaiser was a patron at the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 8585 Memorial Blvd. in Port Arthur on or about April 5, 2014, when she slipped and fell due to an unspecified “dangerous condition.”

The complaint states that the accident and resulting alleged injuries to the plaintiff was a consequence of the defendant’s negligence. Kaiser alleges that Wal-Mart was in breach of public duty to provide a safe shopping environment when it purportedly allowed the area in question “to become dangerous and slick,” failed to inspect the area, negligently allowed the condition to persist, and failed to warn the plaintiff of the hazard.

Kaiser claims severe and disabling injuries and damages, alleging medical expenses, lost wages and impaired earning capacity, pain, suffering, anguish, impairment and disfigurement.

The plaintiff seeks an amount in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits for damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, expenses, and costs. 

She is represented by Cody Dishon of Provost*Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court Case A-197304

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