Illinois – Wal-Mart faces a law suit over the claim that its employees failed to clean up liquid from the floor of the premises, which allegedly caused a customer to slip and fall.
Christina Graham, a resident of Madison County, filed suit against the retail giant in Madison County.
She is seeking a judgment in her favor in excess of $50,000 following the incident in July, 2017.
According to the complaint, Graham was a lawful customer at the store prior to the alleged fall. She alleges an employee allowed water, liquid or other substance to be spilled on the floor of a main aisle. The liquid allegedly remained on the floor for an extended period of time. As a result, Graham allegedly slipped and fell.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant, its agents, and employees had a duty of care to “operate, manage, maintain, inspect” its premises in a “reasonable and prudent manner.”
She claims the defendant allowed an “unreasonably dangerous condition to exist” by failing to remove or clean up the liquid, failing to inspect the aisle, and failing to properly warn customers of the dangerous condition.
“Plaintiff sustained serious, permanent, disabling, or disfiguring personal injuries to her body, including the left knee,” Graham claims.
As a result, Graham claims she had to pay substantial amounts in medical expenses and care, including surgery. She also alleges she endured pain, suffering, and loss of earnings and wages.