A Collinsville Wal-Mart and its manager are named in a lawsuit after a customer allegedly slipped on a wet floor.
Marie Odom-Green filed a lawsuit May 10 in Madison County Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., doing business as Wal-Mart Supercenter, and Matt Gehrs.
According to the petition, Odom-Green was shopping at the Collinsville Crossing Boulevard Wal-Mart in May 2012 when one of the store's employees found a slippery substance in a check-out lane. Odom-Green claims the employee called for help to clean up the area but did not put up any warning cones. The same employee allegedly continued to check-out customers in the lane with the wet floor.
Odom-Green says when she entered the check-out lane she slipped on the floor and fell, hurting her right knee. She accuses the store and the manager, Gehrs, of negligence for failing to clean up the floor in a timely manner and not informing customers of the dangerous condition in the check-out lane.
Odom-Green asks for more than $100,000 in damages for medical expenses, lost wages and court costs.
She is represented by attorney Michael P. Glisson of Alton.
Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-733