Slip on spilled wine leads to suit against Walmart

By The Madison County Record | Nov 21, 2014

A man has filed suit against Walmart, alleging he sustained injuries when he fell on a broken wine bottle while shopping at the store.

Gilbert Summers filed suit Oct. 30 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Summers alleges he was shopping at the Walmart at 6660 Godfrey Road in Godfrey on June 6 when he slipped and fell on spilled wine. Because of his fall, Summers sustained neck and back injuries, suffered great pain and anguish and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint. He also lost wages and his normal life and endured disability, the suit states.

According to the complaint, Summers blames the store for causing his injuries, saying it improperly maintained the aisle, failed to provide slip guards, failed to warn of the dangerous condition, failed to reasonably inspect the premises, allowed the premises to remain in a slippery condition and caused a slippery condition, among other negligent acts.

In his complaint, Summers seeks a judgment of between $50,000 and $75,000.

He is represented by attorney Michael P. Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb and Glisson in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 14-L-1472.

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