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H-E-B shopper claims pothole in parking lot caused fall, seeks $200,000


By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 20, 2018

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BEAUMONT – A woman is seeking more than $200,000 from a grocery store chain after a pothole in a Port Arthur parking lot allegedly caused her to fall.

Deborah Palermo filed a complaint on May 30 in the Jefferson County District Court against H.E.B. Grocery Co. LP alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 15, she was injured while shopping at defendant's H-E-B in Port Arthur when she stepped into a pothole in the parking lot while unloading groceries and fell. She alleges she sustained severe, permanent and disabling injuries resulting in necessary medical care and expenses, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement and lost earnings as a result of the fall.

The plaintiff holds H.E.B. Grocery Co. LP responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to inspect and maintain the premises in a reasonably safe manner.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $200,000 but less than $1 million and all other relief to which she may be justly entitled. She is represented by Dan Ducote Jr. of Moore Landrey LLP in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court case number B-201831

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