LaMarque Wal-mart sued over fall

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Dec. 7, 2010, 2:36am

GALVESTON - After she hurt herself at a La Marque Wal-mart almost two years ago, a Florida woman is suing the retailer.

Tracey Robertson of Fort Myers, Fla., slipped and fell as she made her way through the checkout lane at the defendant's store on Dec. 19, 2008, according to a lawsuit filed Dec. 2 in Galveston County District Court.

Robertson claims she stepped on a wet, slippery substance which reportedly made the area unsafe.

"The defendants negligently permitted the floor to become wet and slippery with an unknown liquid substance, negligently or willfully allowed such condition to continue and negligently and willfully failed to warn the plaintiff of the condition of the floor," the original petition says.

"This condition existed despite the fact that the defendants knew or should have known of the existence of the aforementioned condition and that there was likelihood of a person being injured in the same or similar manner to which the plaintiff was injured."

Consequently, Robertson seeks unspecified damages and a jury trial.

Attorney J. Michael Hughes of League City is representing the plaintiff, and Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is presiding over the case.

Case No. 10-cv-4264

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