Take nothing judgment entered in slip & fall suit against McDonald’s

By David Yates | Aug 5, 2013

A take nothing judgment has been entered in a suit brought by Tonya Gilbert, who sued Wal-Mart Stores and McDonald’s 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.

The judgment, entered on April 9, states that the plaintiffs take nothing from McDonald’s.

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, presiding.

Case No. A190-545

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