Wal-Mart sued for permitting crack in parking lot
A man who claims he injured himself at the Murphysboro Wal-Mart filed suit in U.S. District Court Feb. 2.Permitting a crack or hole to be present on the access way to its store;
Linus Marion was assisting his wife into their vehicle when his foot came into contact with a crack and/or hole on the parking lot and it caused him to fall.
Marion claims Wal-Mart is negligent by:
Failing to inspect its access way to discover the presence of the crack or hole when such an inspection would have revealed that the area was unsafe;
Failing to repair the crack or hole; and
Failing to warn the him about the unsafe condition of the property.
He claims he fell down sustaining personal injuries causing pain, suffering, medical expenses and loss of a normal life.
Represented by Mark Prince of Carbondale, Marion is seeking damages in excess of $75,000.
The case has been assigned to District Judge David Herndon.