Manvel woman files suit over alleged slip and fall at Pearland Wal-Mart

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Mar. 18, 2013, 10:35am

GALVESTON - A Brazoria County woman's apparent slip and fall at a Pearland Wal-Mart last year has resulted in legal action against the discount retailer. 

Manvel resident Starla J. Stanford filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Texas LLC on on Dec. 7, 2012 in Brazoria County District Court. The case was removed to the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas on March 11 shortly after its original petition was amended.

Stanford says she was shopping at the defendant's store on March 25, 2012, when she "slipped and fell on water that had accumulated on the floor."

"The defendant knew or should have known of the unreasonably dangerous condition posed by accumulated water on the floor of the defendant's store," the suit says.

"The defendant neither corrected nor warned the plaintiff of the dangerous condition."

Wal-Mart is blamed for:

  • Failing to maintain the store floor in a reasonably safe condition;

  • Failing to inspect the premises where the dangerous condition existed; and

  • Failing to warn the complainant.

Consequently, Stanford seeks $350,000 in damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by attorney William H. Barfield of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston.

Case No. 3:13-CV-0066

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