A woman from Galveston, Texas has filed a personal injury suit against a Galveston Wal-Mart after slipping and falling in the store in August of last year.

On July 24, Penny McClain filed the suit against the store and its manager before the 10th District Court in Galveston, alleging that Wal-Mart’s alleged negligence and breach of duty of ordinary care were the cause of her “permanent and disabling injuries” because of puddles of water on the floor.

On August 22, 2007, court papers say McClain was allegedly walking through the fruits and vegetables section unaware there was a water hose present. The papers say that a water hose was stretched along the floor and was watering the fruits and vegetables. As she was walking through the section, she slipped on the wet floor, causing her to land on the floor and wall and sustain “serious bodily injuries.”

The suit alleges that Wal-Mart was aware or should have been aware of the premises’ condition. It also claims that the condition was created by the store, which should have known there was a risk of someone slipping and falling.

McClain seeks damages for loss of wages and medical expenses.

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