Discovery underway in Wal-Mart, McDonald's slip & fall lawsuit

David Yates Jan. 4, 2012, 8:24am

A certificate of discovery was recently filed in a suit filed by Tonya Gilbert, who sued Wal-Mart Stores and McDonald's after slipping in a freshly mopped area.

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

Court records show that on Dec. 7 a certificate of written discovery was filed in the case, stating that the Gilberts have answered Wal-Mart's interrogatories and have also provided responses for the company's requests for disclosure.

The lawsuit states that 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.

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.

Wal-Mart is represented by Beaumont attorney Karen Spivey of Pate & Spivey.

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

Case No. A190-545

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