Wal-Mart blamed for customer's trip on wet floor

Andrea Dearden Jan. 5, 2012, 1:29am

A St. Clair County woman says she was hurt when she allegedly slipped on a wet floor while shopping at a Collinsville Wal-Mart.

Joyce Hickman filed a lawsuit Dec. 22 in Madison County Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

According to the complaint, Hickman visited the Wal-Mart on Collinsville Crossing Boulevard in December 2009. As she tried to get a grocery cart, Hickman says she slipped on some water on the floor and fell. Hickman claims she hurt her back, hand and ankle in the fall.

Hickman accuses Wal-Mart and its employees of negligence and seeks no more than $75,000 in damages for medical bills, loss of income and court costs.

Attorney Celestine Dotson of St. Louis is representing Hickman. They ask for a jury trial.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-1428.

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