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Walmart shopper seeking $1M after slip-and-fall accident

When Washington, D.C. individuals enter a business, they have the reasonable right to expect a safe environment. That is, business owners are legally responsible for ensuring that their properties are free of hazardous conditions that could cause injury to others who come to the premises to visit or shop. In another state, a Walmart allegedly failed to do just that and is facing a premises liability lawsuit over a slip-and-fall accident that occurred there.

A shopper is suing the multi-billion dollar corporation for injuries she suffered in April 2015. The complaint alleges that there was water on the floor where the woman was entering and that she stepped into it and slipped. Her fall to the ground caused her to break her hip.

The suit claims that Walmart was aware of the water and the safety hazards it presented because the company had instructed an employee to post warning signs. However, the signs were located inside the store, where the woman was unable to see them as she was entering, and thus was unaware of the risk. Because of this, it is alleged that the store was negligent in its failure to warn of the dangerous conditions presented by the water.

The plaintiff is seeking $1 million in damages for her medical expenses, as well as for the pain, impairment and mental anguish she suffered. Anyone in Washington, D.C. who has similarly suffered a slip-and-fall accident may benefit from contacting a personal injury lawyer. An attorney who has experience in premises liability cases would be able to offer legal counsel and assistance in pursuing justice and compensation.

Source: setexasrecord.com, "Walmart hit with $1M suit over 2-year old slip and fall injury, suit says warning signs were posted", David Yates, April 12, 2017

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