Shopper takes Aeropostale to court after slip and fall

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 3, 2015

A Brazoria County consumer is suing a retail business for alleged premises negligence leading to bodily injury in 2014.

Marissa Fellows filed a lawsuit against Aeropostale Inc. of Dallas in Galveston County District Court on July 29, claiming liability in her August 2014 slip and fall in the company’s Texas City location.

According to the suit, Fellows entered the store at 5885 Gulf Freeway to shop on or about Aug. 9, 2014. The suit states that the aisle between the clothing racks was slippery due to liquid on the floor. The plaintiff maintains that she fell and injured her right wrist.

The complaint states that Aeropostale was negligent in allowing liquid to be on the floor, failing to post warning signs or barricades, stating, “…a store employee admitted that they were aware of the liquid, but did not clean it or set out warning signs because they were short staffed that day.”

According to the complaint, Fellows suffered pain, anguish, impairment and medical expenses. She seeks up to $100,000 in compensation for damages, penalties, pre-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, expenses and costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Nick Oweyssi of the Oweyssi Law Firm in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 15-CV-0782

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