A woman has filed suit against three individuals for the personal injuries she sustained when she allegedly fell in a hole in a Wal-Mart parking lot.


On December 8, Judy and Thomas J. Davis filed suit in Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court, naming Vicki Rehlen, Janelle McCoy, and Arno Sponeman as defendants.


The suit alleges that Judy Davis was at the Wal-Mart in Glen Carbon, Illinois on July 15 when she stepped into a hole while attempting to load bags into her automobile.


Davis alleges that she experienced permanent injuries to her lower extremities, extreme pain, mental anguish, disability, and impaired earning capacity and incurred medical expenses.


Thomas Davis seeks damages for loss of his wife’s support and services.


The suit said the named defendants bore the responsibility of inspecting, maintaining, and reporting or repairing dangerous conditions at the parking lot.


The suit alleges negligence on the part of the defendants for allowing a hole to develop, failure to properly inspect the parking lot, failure to properly train employees, failure to maintain the parking lot, failure to barricade the hole, failure to warn of the hole’s presence, allowing the foundation for the hole to grow, and failure to report unsafe conditions to others.


The plaintiffs seek damages in excess of $100,000, plus costs, in the two-count suit.
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