A Texas woman has filed a slip-and-fall personal injury lawsuit against Wal-Mart after suffering a serious injury while shopping at the superstore.
According to the Southeastern Texas Record, Christina Theis was shopping at a Wal-Mart location in Jasper, Texas, in May 2011 when she slipped on a liquid substance on the store’s floor. As a result of her fall, she injured her back, neck, and wrist.
The woman is seeking compensation for her medical bills, her pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of household services, disability, and interest. Judge Ron Clark will oversee the case.
In a Texas slip-and-fall lawsuit filed in Jasper County District Court in January, Theis stated that Wal-Mart should have cleaned the liquid hazard sooner and should have warned patrons that the hazard existed. The personal injury lawsuit states that Wal-Mart failed to keep its floor in a safe condition for customers, that the store failed to inspect its floors for dangers, and that the store failed to clean up the liquid in a timely manner.
It is unclear what the liquid in this case was or how it came to be on the floor of the store. It is also not clear how long the liquid was present before the shopper’s fall or whether there was a sign warning customers about the safety hazard.