Woman sees employee mopping, sues Wal-Mart for not warning of slip hazard

David Yates Jun. 6, 2011, 5:31pm

Eva Mock has filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores for falling to warn her that the floor was wet, even though she saw an employee mopping the area.

Mock, a Guadalupe County resident, filed her suit June 2 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to her lawsuit, on June 20, 2009, Mock was shopping at the Beaumont Wal-Mart on Dowlen Road when she slipped and fell.

"An employee of defendant was in the process of mopping the floor in the center of an open aisle, but failed to put a 'wet floor' warning sign in the area," the suit states.

"Plaintiff was not aware of the wet floor and thought the employee was mopping up a spill. Plaintiff did slow the pace of her walking but had no idea the floor in front of her was wet as she passed to the right of the employee."

In her suit, Mock says she slipped as she passed and landed on her right knee.

She alleges the Wal-Mart employee negligently failed to warn her that floor was slick and that a wet floor sign should have been placed in the area.

The plaintiff is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Provost Umphrey attorney Larry Hunter represents her.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A190-199

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