Shopper drives motorized cart off of sidewalk, sues H-E-B for $1M

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2019

BEAUMONT – A Bridge City resident is suing H-E-B Food Stores for injuries he allegedly received after driving a motorized shopping cart off a sidewalk.

Seeking up to $1 million in damages, Henry Darder filed the suit March 26 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, Darder was at the Port Arthur H-E-B on Feb. 8 and used a motorized cart while shopping for groceries. After exiting the store, Darder drove the cart toward the parking lot and “passed over an unmarked sidewalk drop-off.”

The cart fell over and Darder fell out. He says he reported the incident to the store manager before leaving to seek medical treatment.

The lawsuit asserts the unmarked sidewalk posed an unreasonable risk of harm and that H-E-B should have known about the dangerous condition and warned Darder.

Darder is suing for his past and future mental anguish, impairment and medical expenses.

He is represented by Larry Hunter of The Ferguson Law Firm in Beaumont.

Judge Baylor Wortham, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D-203560

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