A woman has filed a personal injury suit against a shopping mall, its managers, a cleaning service, and an unknown cleaning service employee, alleging that she slipped on a wet floor while walking from store to store.
According to the suit filed in Texas’ Jefferson County District Court on April 3 by Sandra K. Duhon, as she was walking from Dillard’s to Target in Central Mall at approximately 4:30 p.m. on June 11, 2007, she was caused to fall.
Duhon claims that at the time, an SCC Cleaning employee was either mopping or just finished mopping the floor, but had not placed a “wet floor” warning sign in the area.
The suit says that Duhon was not able to see the wet, slick floor and was not made aware of its presence, resulting in her slipping and falling on an area where the water was left standing. The suit says that Duhon landed with all her weight right knee, causing the skin over her right knee-cap to split and causing her to fall backward and land on her left hip and suffer bodily injury and incur damages.
Duhon also claims the fall caused her to suffer physical pain, mental anguish, and physical impairment and incur medical costs.
The suit alleges negligence on the part of SCC Cleaning, an unknown SCC Cleaning employee, GG&A Central Mall, and Gregory Greenfield and Associates, the mall’s manager, for failure to properly maintain the premises, leaving a floor that had been mopped in a wet and slippery condition, failure to immediately dry a mopped area of the main walkway into the mall, failure to have employees warn of the wet floor, and failure to place a warning sign in the area of the wet floor.
Duhon seeks damages of up to $74,000.