Customer falls then sues Wal-Mart for $75,000

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Jan. 18, 2011, 6:54am

MARSHALL - A Wal-Mart customer is suing the retailer for more than $75,000 claiming she fell and suffered a disabling injury to her back.

Jennifer Jones filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Jan. 4 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

The accident occurred on Aug. 8 as Jones was shopping at the Wal-Mart store located in Henderson. She alleges an unreasonably dangerous condition caused her to fall to the floor near the cashier's stand.

According to the court documents, she sustained a serious and permanently disabling injury to her back.

Jones argues that Wal-Mart is negligent because it had actual knowledge of the danger presented by the condition of the property, for failing to use ordinary care to correct the condition and for failing to warn Jones of the danger.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for medical expenses, disfigurement, physical impairment, pain, suffering, mental anguish, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, court costs and interest.

Jones is represented by Henderson attorney James A. Holmes.

U.S. District Judge David Folsom is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-00003

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