Wal-Mart sued by customer who slipped and fell

By Michelle Keahey | Nov 5, 2012

NEW ORLEANS - A Jefferson Parish woman has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart claiming that she slipped and fell resulting in a torn ACL in her left knee.

Kimberly Dixon filed suit against Wal-Mart Louisiana on June 8 in Orleans Parish District Court. The defendant removed the case to federal court in New Orleans on Oct. 31.

The alleged incident occurred on June 10, 2011 as Dixon slipped and fell due to a foreign substance on the floor at the Wal-Mart store located at Behrman Place.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to properly and adequately maintain and inspect its premises for defects/hazards, failing to warn of said hazards or defects on the premises, failing to determine the hazardous condition of its premises and take reasonable and necessary steps to prevent such conditions from causing incidents, and for allowing the creation of an unreasonable dangerous and slippery condition to its patrons.

The plaintiff is asking for an award of damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment, medical expenses, interest, and court costs.

Dixon is represented by Pete Lewis of Lewis & Caplan in New Orleans.

U.S. District Judge Martin L. C. Feldman is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:12-cv-02641

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