GRETNA – An international beverage company and a corporate grocery store are being sued by a woman who claims to have injured herself in a fall caused by soda that spilled out of a bottle dropped by an employee.

Rebeca Rivera-Galeano filed suit against Coca-Cola Refreshments, Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Co., an unknown employee and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 10.

Rivera-Galeano claims when she was walking down the soda aisle at the Winn-Dixie located at 4041 Williams Blvd. in Kenner a Coca-Cola employee who was stocking the shelves dropped a two liter of soda. The plaintiff alleges that the soda burst and she immediately slipped and fell in the spilled liquid. Rivera-Galeano claims she received several serious injuries in the incident to her back and knee.

The defendant is accused of failing to keep proper lookout, failing to exercise ordinary care, inattentiveness, careless handling, failing see what should have been seen and creating an unreasonable risk of harm.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of service to society.

Rivera-Galeano is represented by Paul A. Deas of the Law Office of Miguel A. Elias.

The case has been assigned to Division P Judge Lee V. Faulkner Jr.

Case no. 730-891.

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