Ga. woman faults H-E-B for slip and fall at distribution center

By John Suayan | Nov 28, 2018

HOUSTON – A Georgia woman claims that she experienced a slip and fall at a Texas-based supermarket chain’s local distribution center over the summer and has pursued legal action.

Recent Harris County District Court records show that Linda Dockery filed a personal injury lawsuit against H-E-B Grocery Co., L.P. on Nov. 27 in the 165th District Court.

According to Dockery, she was dropping of a freight load at the defendant’s facility in the early morning hours of last June 16 when “she slipped and fell on uneven concrete.”

“After the plaintiff fell, she was unable to feel her lower extremities and rushed to the hospital,” the original petition says.

H-E-B reportedly did not provide “caution signs or other admonishments in the area surrounding the defective concrete to warn the plaintiff and other similarly situated individuals of the hazard.” Dockery also attributes the subject event “inadequate lighting in the parking area.”

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by Kenneth R. Baird of The Baird Law Firm in Houston.

Harris County 165th District Court Case No. 2018-84359

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