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