Wal-Mart settles slip & fall

David Yates Apr. 24, 2013, 1:18pm

Even though she admits she saw an employee mopping, Eva Mock nonetheless filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores claiming the store failed to warn her that the floor was wet. 

On Nov. 13 a final judgment was entered in the case, stating the parties announced that the case had been settled, court papers say.

The judgment states that the plaintiff take nothing from the defendant.

Mock, a Guadalupe County resident, filed her suit June 2, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court.

The original petition alleges that on June 20, 2009, Mock was shopping at the Beaumont Wal-Mart on Dowlen Road when she slipped and fell.

“An employee of defendant was in the process of mopping the floor in the center of an open aisle, but failed to put a ‘wet floor’ warning sign in the area,” the suit states.

“Plaintiff was not aware of the wet floor and thought the employee was mopping up a spill. Plaintiff did slow the pace of her walking but had no idea the floor in front of her was wet as she passed to the right of the employee.”

Mock claims she slipped as she passed and landed on her right knee.

She alleged the Wal-Mart employee negligently failed to warn her that floor was slick and that a wet floor sign should have been placed in the area.

She was suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Provost Umphrey attorney Larry Hunter represented her.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, presided over the case.

Case No. A190-199

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