Grapes on Wal-Mart floor costs shopper $50k in injuries, suit says

Kelly Holleran Feb. 10, 2009, 3:29am

A Belleville woman has filed suit against Wal-Mart, alleging her back and neck were injured after she slipped on grapes.

Betty Gomerac was shopping at the O'Fallon Wal-Mart on April 23, 2007, when she fell on grapes that were spilled in the aisle, according to the complaint filed Feb. 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Because of the fall, Gomerac was made sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled, received injuries to the soft tissues of her cervical, shoulder and lumbar area and incurred medical costs, the suit states.

Gomerac claims she also suffered disability, experienced pain and suffering and lost wages.

Wal-Mart was negligent by allowing debris in the aisle, by failing to clean its premises and by failing to place warning signs of debris in the aisle, according to the complaint.

Gomerac is seeking a judgment in excess of $50,000, plus costs.

She is represented by James R. Williams of Williams, Caponi, Foley and Eckert.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0062.

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