Suit against Wal-Mart says slick, wet substance caused fall

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Nov. 4, 2011, 9:56am

GALVESTON - A Galveston County woman is suing Wal-Mart Stores and Wal-Mart Stores Texas after she reportedly sustained injuries at the store in La Marque almost two years ago.

Sonja Lenor's lawsuit, filed Oct. 28 in Galveston County District Court, claims Wal-Mart did not take proper action in response to a "slick and wet" substance on which she slipped and fell on Dec. 20, 2009. Her husband, Myron Leno, is also a plaintiff in the suit.

"While shopping in a central main aisle, the plaintiff Sonja Lenor slipped on an area of slick and wet floor, thus falling to the floor," the original petition says.

"The puddle of slick and wet substance was there for an extended period of time."

Lenor claims she sustained serious bodily injuries as a direct result of the fall.

The Lenors blame Wal-Mart for failing to adequately inspect the floors of the premises where invitees are commonly traversing, failing to adequately warn Sonja Lenor of the area of the wet and slick floor and failing to make the condition reasonably safe.

Consequently, the plaintiffs seek unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Attorney Daniel Goldberg of Houston is representing the Lenors, and Galveston County 122nd District Court Judge John Ellisor is presiding over the case.

Case No. 11-cv-1725

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