Seabrook woman sues Kemah Wal-Mart over fall

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Sep 29, 2010

GALVESTON - After hurting herself at a Kemah Wal-Mart last year, a Seabrook woman has filed suit against the discount retailer.

Janet Himes says that she fell and sustained serious and permanent bodily injuries while shopping at the defendant's store on Nov. 30, 2009.

Her suit was filed Sept. 17 in Galveston County District Court.

According to the original complaint, the plaintiff stepped on some grapes on the floor, slipped, and fractured her patella.

"Specifically, the defendant had allowed (the) grapes to remain on the floor, causing the plaintiff's fall at Wal-Mart," the suit says.

The defendant is faulted for failing to properly inspect and maintain the area in question, give adequate and understandable warnings, and keep the floor in a reasonably safe condition.

Consequently, Himes seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by Martin Walker P.C.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County 212th District Court Judge Susan Criss.

Case No. 10-cv-3536

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