HOUSTON — A Harris County customer is suing Wal-Mart, alleging negligence caused her to suffer injuries.

Norma Hatton filed a complaint July 12 in Harris County District Court against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., alleging the retail store operator breached its duty to provide a safe premises to its customers.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 30, 2015, Hatton was a customer at Wal-Mart store No. 5045 in Tomball. The suit says she tripped and fell into an unreasonably dangerous depression in the pavement in front of the store.  She says she sustained serious and permanent injuries and damages, including a fractured left wrist, resulting in physical and mental pain, lost wages and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Wal-Mart negligently created the dangerous depression.

Hatton seeks trial by jury, monetary relief between $50,000 and $75,000 and all further legal and equitable relief. She is represented by attorneys W. Mark Lanier and Judson Waltman of The Lanier Law Firm PC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2017-45809




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