Shopper sues Wal-Mart for slipping on slippery substance

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 6, 2008, 11:37pm


A man who slipped and fell while shopping for bird seed has filed a personal injury suit against the Glen Carbon Wal-Mart store.

According to the suit filed in Madison County on July 28, William Strecky fell on a slippery substance Feb. 28 "in such a location that Wal-Mart knew or should have known of its presence."

He claims Wal-Mart had a duty to keep its aisles and walkways dry and clean but failed by negligently failing to warn of the substance and failing to notice the slippery and wet condition.

Strecky also claims Wal-Mart negligently failed to promptly clean up the slippery and wet walkways, failed to monitor its walkways and failed to have regular inspections.

He claims the fall caused severe and permanent injuries to his right wrist, neck, right leg, right foot, arm, back and other areas--all of which caused and continues to cause great physical pain and mental anguish, medical expenses, loss of a normal life and disfigurement.

Strecky is seeking a judgment in excess of $15,000 but less than $50,000.

Alton attorney Michael Glisson represents Strecky.

The case is awaiting mandatory arbitration.

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