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Customer alleges Lewis Food Town's negligence led to slip, fall on grape


By Carrie Bradon | Jul 11, 2019

Mestemaker and Straub

HOUSTON — A Montgomery County woman is suing a New Caney grocer, alleging she was injured when she slipped and fell on a grape that had been left on the ground.

Celia Ibarra filed a complaint July 9 in Harris County District Court against Lewis Food Town Inc., alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Ibarra was an invitee of Lewis Food Town on March 5, 2018, at 20851 FM Road 1485, New Caney. The plaintiff says she was walking toward the fruit section of the store when she slipped on a grape that was left on the ground, leading to numerous serious injuries, pain and suffering and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff says the defendant was negligent through failing to clean up the grape before it caused an incident.

Ibarra seeks court costs, interest, monetary relief between $100,000 and $200,000, a maximum recovery of $150,000, actual and special damages and all other equitable relief. She is represented by attorneys David K. Mestemaker, Norman Straub and Jonathan B. Zumwalt of Mestemaker, Straub & Zumwalt in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-46222

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