Brazos Co. man sues Wal-Mart following alleged slip & fall

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Nov. 18, 2013, 3:02pm

HOUSTON - A Brazos County man's trip to his nearby Wal-Mart back in January had barely begun when he sustained injuries, according to recent court papers.

College Station resident Auston Sikes brought a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Texas L.L.C. in Brazos County District Court on Sept. 26.

Houston federal court recieved the litigation on Nov. 15.

According to the suit, Sikes was entering the defendant's store the morning of Jan. 28 "when there and then he encountered a wet, slippery surface."

Said surface caused Sikes to "slip and awkwardly twist his body, causing him injuries," the suit says.

The plaintiff asserts that "no non-slip mats or other anti-slip materials or devices were present, and the cones were not located to where they would be noticeably visible to (him) prior to the time his feet made contact with the slippery surface."

He faults the respondent for:

  • Failing to warn;

  • Failing to properly inspect the premises in question;

  • Failing to train employees; and

  • Failing to correct the unreasonably dangerous condition.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Rusty Harrison of Waltman & Grisham in Bryan is representing Sikes.

Case No. 4:13-CV-3383

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