BEAUMONT – A Walmart shopper is suing the mega-retailer for slip and fall injuries suffered at the Beaumont location two years ago.
Seeking up to $1 million in damages, Hortensia Torres Trevizo filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores on April 4 in Jefferson County District Court.
According to the petition, on April 14, 2015, Trevizo was entering the Walmart on Dowlen Road when she “stepped into water and fell, hitting the ground and breaking her hip.”
“Prior to plaintiff’s fall, Walmart knew the water was on the floor … because Walmart had set up warning signs indicating the presence of water, set up air movers and posted an employee,” the suit states.
“However, the warning signs … were located inside the store and were not visible to plaintiff as she entered the doors.”
Trevizo maintains Walmart negligently failed to warn her of the dangerous condition.
She is suing for her medical expenses, pain, mental anguish and impairment.
Beaumont attorney Joe Muckleroy represents her.
Judge Baylor Wortham, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.
Case No. D-199837