A man who was injured while visiting a Wal-Mart in another state has taken that course of action. This past fall he filed a lawsuit against the retailer due to the injuries he suffered when he slipped-and-fell at a store. The man claims that the fall was due to the floor being wet and slippery and that the signs posted to indicate that the condition was present were not close enough to the wet spot to make them much of a warning. In addition, he asserts that anti-slip mats were not being used.
He specifically asserts that the store failed to do several things that would have helped to reduce the chance of a fall occurring. These include failing to: correct the unreasonably dangerous condition, properly inspect the premises, warn patrons, and train employees.
There are several ways in which this case may be resolved. It could go to trial in front of a jury. In this instance the jury would make a determination regarding the matter after hearing evidence presented by both sides. In other situations, a case does not make it that far and an agreement or settlement is reached prior to the trial. How this case will be resolved remains to be seen.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record, “Brazos Co. man sues Wal-Mart following alleged slip & fall,” John Suayan, Nov. 18, 2013