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