Woman alleges Best Buy failed to warn her of stacked display, files $1M trip & fall suit

By David Yates | Apr 9, 2019

BEAUMONT – A local woman is claiming Best Buy failed to warn her about stacked merchandise that was sticking out into a walkway.

Seeking up to $1 million in damages, Geneva McKee Bauer filed a trip and fall lawsuit against the company on April 3 in Jefferson County District Court.

On April 15, 2017, nearly two years before the suit was filed, Bauer was shopping at the Beaumont Best Buy.

“Defendants failed to warn plaintiff of the display and stacked merchandise that was sticking out into the walkway of the premises,” the suit states. “Plaintiff suddenly and unexpectedly caught her foot on the edge of the display.”

Bauer tripped and landed on her side, allegedly losing consciousness, according to the suit.

On top of punitive damages, she is suing for her mental anguish and medical expenses.

Beaumont attorney Christopher McCormik represents her.

Judge Mitch Templeton, 172nd District Court, is presiding over the case.

Case No. E-203637

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