Lufkin woman sues Wal-Mart for slip and fall at Houston store

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Mar. 14, 2013, 1:11pm

HOUSTON - An Angelina County woman is suing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. after she reportedly injured herself at one of its Houston chains last year. 

Lufkin resident Chrissy Temple filed suit against the discount retailer Mar. 4 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas.

Recent court papers show that on Aug. 7, 2012, Temple sustained personal injuries "after falling due to the presence of a dangerous condition on the floor inside the store."

According to the plaintiff, the incident in question occurred in a dressing room which a store employee directed her to use.

"The substance was a liquid and there were no warnings present to alert the plaintiff to the condition prior to the time she fell," the original petition says.

Temple adds she suffered a "serious" knee injury which required surgery.

The suit blames the respondent for its associate's purported failures to inspect said dressing room as well as issue a warning or clean the subject area.

Consequently, the complainant sues for physical impairment, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical expenses and loss of earning capacity.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney George Chandler of Chandler, Mathis & Zivley PC in Lufkin is representing Temple.

Case No. 4:13-CV-579

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