Shopper blames slip and fall, knee injury on Wal-Mart

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Sep. 26, 2013, 3:16pm

HOUSTON - A Harris County woman has taken Wal-Mart to court over a knee injury she allegedly sustained at its Humble store.

Recent court records show Sandra K. Blevins filed a lawsuit against the discount retailer in Harris County District Court late last month, and Houston federal court received the case on Sept. 25.

Blevins was shopping at the business in question on Aug. 26, 2011.

According to the plaintiff, she went down the aisle of the freezer section to retrieve a loaf of bread when the subject event occurred.

"Ms. Blevins left her cart at the mouth of the aisle, walked approximately halfway down the aisle, selected a loaf of bread and turned to walk back to her grocery cart," the suit says.

"After taking a few steps, she slipped in water and fell, landing on her right knee."
It calls the claimant's purported injuries "debilitating."

While Blevins faults the defendant for "failing to provide a safe place to shop," she insists she did nothing to cause her fall.

"At the time the plaintiff arrived at the frozen food aisle, there existed a defect in the premises in the form of condensation on the floor left behind by store employees who had recently restocked the shelves with frozen goods," the suit says.

"This unreasonably dangerous condition ultimately led to the accident."

Blevin reportedly seeks at least $500,000 in damages.

She is represented by attorney David A. Bickham of The Bickham Law Firm in Houston.

Case No. 4:13-CV-2834

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