Fay Law Group, P.A.
Free Initial Consultations Phone Answered 24 Hours A Day

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

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Our Promise To You No matter what your case involves, you can depend on Fay Law Group for honest advice, careful attention to detail, and individualized client service. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Proud Sponsors We here at Fay Law Group, P.A., continue a tradition of military support established more than 40 years ago.
attorney photo

Washington Office
777 Sixth Street, N.W.
Suite 410
Washington, DC 20001

Map & Directions

Rockville Office
206 North Adams
Rockville, MD 20850

Map & Directions

Silver Spring Office
2048 Merrifield Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Map & Directions

Frederick Office
235 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Map & Directions