Doug / 06-02-2011 / WKN News

Woman Sues Sam’s Club for Slip and Fall Injuries at Local Store

According to The Southeast Texas Record, a Beaumont woman has sued Sam’s Club in federal court for a personal injury sustained from a slip and fall injury on a floor display. Patricia Morrison filed suit against Wal-mart Stores Inc, doing business as Sams Wholesale Club, in Jefferson County. Sam’s Club filed a motion to remove the case to the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division.

Morrison claims she was shopping at a Sam’s Wholesale Club on January 19 when she tripped and fell over a poorly placed floor display. Morrison broke her hip and femur as a result of the slip and fall injury.

In her filing, Morrison accuses the defendant of negligence for the placement of the display case in a manner that a person would likely trip over it, failing to properly maintain the display so that it was not a tripping hazard, failing to provide adequate warning signs or barriers warning of the hazard and failing to inspect the premises, and failing to remedy a dangerous condition.

Morrison is seeking damages for medical expenses, physical impairment, physical pain, mental anguish, physical disfigurement and court costs.

Orlando injury lawyer warns consumers that property owners are responsible for dangerous or hazardous conditions that they should have known about, failed to correct or failed to warn about in order to reduce the risk of dangerous conditions and slip and fall injuries.

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