Kroger shopper seeks damages after fall allegedly caused by watermelon juice

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 8, 2018

LUFKIN – A Kroger shopper alleges she fractured her kneecap after slipping on watermelon juice in the store.

Mary C. Courtney filed a complaint on July 19 in the Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Kroger Texas LP alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges on Aug. 18, 2017, she was shopping at the Kroger store in Nacogdoches when she slipped on a wet slippery substance on the floor believed to be juice from a bad watermelon. The suit states she fell on both knees and hit her left shoulder on a display case, injuring both knees, left shoulder and left hand. She alleges the fall caused a closed fracture to her left patella and meniscus tears of her right knee.

The plaintiff holds Kroger Texas LP responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to maintain the premises in a safe condition and failed to timely remove the substance from the floor.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, plus interest, costs of court and such other and further relief to which she may be justly entitled. She is represented by Kirk Mathis and George Chandler of Chandler, Mathis & Zivley PC in Lufkin.

Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 9:18-cv-00129

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