Wal-Mart, McDonald’s settle slip & fall suit

David Yates Mar. 28, 2013, 10:32am

Wal-Mart Stores and McDonald’s have settled a suit brought by Tonya Gilbert, who sued after slipping in a freshly mopped area. 

Tonya and her husband Robert Gilbert filed their suit July 21, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on Feb. 14 a letter was filed stating that the plaintiff has agreed to accept a settlement proposal.

No other documents have been filed since the letter.

The lawsuit states that on March 17, 2011, 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

Case No. A190-545

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