An Upshur County woman is suing after her young son tripped and fell at Wal-Mart.

Stephanie Smith, individually and as friend for E.A.S., a minor, filed a lawsuit May 14 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., citing negligence. 

Smith claims E.A.S. was injured when he fell in the meat market section of Walmart Supercenter Store No. 146 in Gilmer on May 23, 2012.

According to the complaint, E.A.S. slipped and fell in a liquid substance left on the floor, injuring his head, back and causing symptoms of a concussion.

Smith is seeking damages, interest and court costs.

She is being represented in the case by Longview attorneys N. Eric Cooper of The Cooper Law Firm and Ralph F. Pelaia Jr. of Pelaia Law Center.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 2:14-cv-00626

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Marshall Division Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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