Woman sues after fall at Kemah Wal-Mart

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau May 25, 2012, 11:17am

GALVESTON - After injuring herself at a Wal-Mart in Kemah, local resident Coreen M. Secor has filed a lawsuit.

Secor claims in court papers filed May 22 in Galveston County District Court that on July 4, 2010, she slipped near one of the checkout counters at the store.

Prior to the alleged incident, the plaintiff and her daughters went to use the restroom after which she got a bottle of water from one of the drink containers.

"After obtaining a drink from the container, the plaintiff began to return to her shopping cart when she suddenly, and without warning, violently fell to the floor," the original petition says.

"The fall caused the plaintiff to sustain serious injuries."

Secor immediately informed a nearby employee about her fall and was reportedly told "that it was the defendant's fault" that there was condensation on the floor that caused her to slip.

The store manager then approached the complainant, apologized for the ordeal and told her that she need to give a statement of which she did, the suit says.

Secor's suit blames the respondent for premises liability, stating the business failed to take steps to prevent the complainant's fall from happening.

Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages.

Attorney Mark Aronowitz of Texas City is representing Secor, and Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is presiding over the case.

Case No. 12-cv-1264

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