Wal-Mart, McDonald's hit with slip & fall lawsuit

David Yates Jul. 25, 2011, 9:41am

After slipping in a freshly mopped area, a Beaumont couple has filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores and McDonald's, alleging the companies should have posted warnings signs.

Tonya and Robert Gilbert filed their suit July 21 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on March 17 Tonya Gilbert was shopping at the Beaumont Wal-Mart on Dowlen Road. She went to the McDonald's located inside the store to get a soft drink when she slipped on a freshly mopped floor.

In her suit, Tonya alleges the defendants negligently failed to post warning signs.

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

Her husband is suing for loss of consortium.

Beaumont attorney Brett Thomas of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck & Adams represents them.

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

Case No. A190-545

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