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Walmart Slip and Fall Lawsuit Settles for A Confidential Amount


If you ever fall due to water on a floor, did you know that taking pictures of the water on the floor is very important in order to prove negligence?

A middle aged woman was walking in a Walmart located in Sunrise, Florida. As she was walking in the produce section, suddenly and without warning, she slipped and fell on the ground. After she fell she realized her clothing was drenched in water and that there were large puddles of water all over the floor. In addition, there was no wet floor sign informing customers of any slippery conditions on the floor. Unable to get up, the ambulance arrived on the scene and transported the victim to a nearby hospital. Fortunately for the victim, her daughter took pictures of the puddles of water on the floor. This would prove to be the most important part of settling her case.

At the hospital, the victim was diagnosed with contusions to the neck and back. One week after being released from the hospital the victim was still suffering from pain in her neck and back. She sought the care and medical attention of a local chiropractor in Sunrise, Florida. The chiropractor diagnosed our client with sprain/strain of the cervical spine and referred her out for an MRI. The MRI showed a herniated disc at C2-C3. Since the MRI showed positive findings for injury, the victim was referred out to an orthopedic surgeon. The surgeon gave the victim two options to treat her pain. The first option was to undergo a cervical fusion. The second option was to undergo a series of three epidural injections. Because the victim was scared of surgery, she elected to undergo cervical epidural injections. After the injections the victim felt immediate relief in her neck from pain.

Victim Hires the Sunrise Slip and Fall Attorneys Dell and Schaefer

After the fall, the victim received a telephone call from Walmart asking her about her injuries and the fall. Our client made a big mistake in talking to Walmart without first contacting an attorney. Nevertheless she gave a statement. Within one week after speaking with Walmart, she received a letter denying liability in the matter.

Not knowing what else to do, the victim called Attorney Dell & Schaefer to help her. One of the original questions asked by the attorney was whether any pictures were taken of the accident scene. Fortunately, the victim was able to provide her attorney with clear pictures that showed water all over the floor and also showed the failure of Walmart employees to put any wet floor signs anywhere that informed customers of the slippery conditions of the floor. Using the pictures, the attorney filed a bodily injury demand against Walmart alleging negligent maintenance of the floor and failure to warn of a dangerous condition which was the proximate cause of our client’s injuries.

Our firm demanded a large sum of money to compensate our client for bodily injury, aggravation of a preexisting injury, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disability, mental anguish, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment of ability to earn future wages. Walmart, who had previously denied the claim were now completely aware that we had pictures of the accident scene. After extensive negotiations, Walmart offered a confidential amount to settle her claim.

Our client was absolutely thrilled that she could recover a life changing amount of money, and was also able to recover from her injuries with epidural injections rather than any invasive surgical procedures.



135 comments

Friday, October 4, 2013
Sharon:

I also fell in a Walmart in New Jersey; there was an unopened package of chop meat in an isle, while reaching for an item on the shelf I stepped in it and fell; prior to fall I was on MLA related to degeneration to my L4,L5; as demo by MRI; I had to extend my LOA because of fall and began experiencing a different kind of pain. I persuaded my MD to do another MRI which showed bulging disc; I am constantly in pain and I am on another LOA. I have had steroid injections, but the pain continues. I am not much for law suits but at this point I believe they should be held accountable for my pain and suffering.

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Sharon,

I have asked a New Jersey personal injury attorney that we work with to contact you to discuss your claim.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
James Frost:

Yesterday I went to Walmart in Marietta Ohio and while walking onto the store the tile was wet by the entrance where I slipped and fell. There were no wet floor signs around the entrance but however there were signs at the other entrance. I went to hospital because my knee was so sore I couldn’t put weight on it. They referred me to another Dr. after MRI and X-ray. I had to miss work and rack up medical bills, not to mention how embarrassing it was because everyone in the store (including employees) just stopped and stared. What can I do about getting medical bills paid?

Also not sure when I can return to work at this point.

Friday, October 18, 2013
Gregory Dell:

James,

We are sorry to hear about your injury at Walmart. Part of the compensation you may receive in a slip and fall claim against Walmart is for medical bills, loss wages and any lost of enjoyment of life. You are only eligible for compensation if it was Walmart failed to maintain the floor safely. In your case, there is additional information needed in order to determine if Walmart could be liable for failing to keep the entrance dry. You should immediately send Walmart a letter and ask them to keep a copy of the video from the front entrance of the store.

Sunday, November 24, 2013
Jan Chapman:

I fell in a Walmart parking lot. There was a 5 in hole in the grass and I snapped my ankle. I have a split tear and other complications in the foot and ankle due to this accident 12/22/2012. I have alot of pictures and help from city attorney’s office cause Walmart said it wasn’t there property. My life has been on hold since last year. Now I’ve been told after physical therapy and wearing a boot for 7 months I need surgery. I need a lawyer who will take this case. Please help.

Monday, November 25, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Jan,

Please call us and we will be happy to review your claim for you.

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Joyce Witherspoon:

I slip and fell in Wal Mart 12/2/13. There are no lawyers in my area that would even talk with me about my injury. Not sure what to do at this point.

Friday, December 13, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Joyce,

Please contact us at 800-383-7853 and we will be happy to discuss your Walmart slip and fall injury.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Chelsea:

I slipped and fell in Walmart on 12/13/13 and hurt my hip and sprain my ankle. However, I did not take pictures so I don’t know how to go about suing or anything about the way things work.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Chelsea,

It is ok that you did not take pictures. You need to immediately seek medical attention. Hopefully you reported the incident to Walmart. Please call us to discuss your potential claim against Walmart.

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tess:

Hi,

I slipped at a Walmart earlier today and am laying in bed in really bad pain waiting for my husband to come home and take me to the ER. I turned a corner and slipped on their floors and hurt my ankle, knee, hip and elbow when I fell. A customer saw it all and even told the manager and associates that he did and have them his card. I’m scared to go get medical attention though in case they dont want to pay for it. What’s can I or should I do? There was no water or anything but this is a really new Walmart and their floors are so so so slippery!

Saturday, December 21, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Tess,

I am sorry to hear about your fall at Walmart. You should seek immediate medical attention. A case against Walmart can be difficult if you don’t know what you slipped on. Walmart has video cameras throughout their stores and we always make an immediate request for the video tapes. It is possible that a Walmart employee had just waxed the floor and that caused it to be slippery. You need to get the name and contact information of the customer that saw you fall. Contact us and we will discuss your potential claim with you immediately.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Deanna:

Hi, I came across your website. I am always in Walmart for something; their bathrooms are hideous, never kept clean. I always have to dodge toilet paper and other stuff on the floor. I am in bed of two hip replacements and already have an issue walking. There was toilet paper all over the floor including my stall. Well, I tried to step over it but I can’t lift my legs very high. I ended up slipping on the toilet paper and screwed my hips up and back worse then they are and hit the stall door hard trying not to fall. I mentioned it to my doctor on an appointment I had, she said if the pain continues to come back. It’s been a good 3-4 weeks ,I am going to go back and let her know I am in more pain still. The Walmart claims called me and said they came to a decision. I will be calling them this morning. I haven’t even talked to them yet no contact whatsoever so don’t know what they are talking about. What can I do with this claim? Thank you in advance!

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Deanna,

You should not try to deal with Walmart or Walmart’s representatives on your own. They will ask you a lot of questions which you are not prepared to deal with. Contact us for a free consultation and we will let you know immediately if we can help you.

Friday, January 10, 2014
Nanette Dugas:

My son asked for 10-15 nuggets from an associate working in the deli in Wal-Mart. He started eating them and one of them contained a piece of metal that started choking him. He did seek medical attention and have only heard from one store manager the following day. I was told everything was turned over to their insurance company. This incident happened on December 29, 2013 and we have not heard from them do I have rights to sue Wal-Mart.

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Ms. Dugas,

This is a horrible event that occurred. Depending on the extent of the injury your son may have a claim against both Walmart and the manufacturer of the nuggets. Please call us immediately at 800-828-7583 and we will discuss how we can assist you.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Melissa:

I recently purchased doles diced peaches 12 in a pack from Walmart on January 5, 2014. Not knowing when I started eating them I became sick, weak, nauseated, with diarrhea. I was sick almost two weeks, then one morning I decided to another, this time I looked at what I was doing and found the peaches were spoiled. What should I do?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Melissa,

You should go back to Walmart and see if anyone else had the same problem as you. If there was a problem that affected many other people, then you may have a claim for your medical bills, suffering, lost wages, and inconvenience.

Friday, January 24, 2014
Chris:

I was at Wal-Mart the day before yesterday and turned to go down the frozen food isle, I slipped and fell. My left leg went behind me and my right one with in front of me hitting my knee and shin leaving them swollen and bruised. I went and found a employee and told her about what happen and showed her where it looked like someone put too much wax and when they buffed it, it become slippery. Later in the day my leg started hurting and my back so I called and spoke with a manger who asked me to come in and fill out a report as I told him it should be on tape what happened also. I did speak to someone today about the accident he was from the insurance company I told him what happen and I went to my Dr yesterday I was given a shot and 2 RX my back was killing me. Not sure what to do now.

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Chris,

It appears you have done all of the right things so far. I am sorry to hear about your injury. It is imperative that a letter is sent to Walmart immediately requesting that they save a copy of the video. You should not speak with the insurance company that called you. Please call us to discuss how we can assist you.

Friday, February 14, 2014
Linda:

I was walking out of Wal-Mart and I fell outside the doors on ice. There was salt or any signs telling customers to be careful slippery and icy. After I fell there was manager that was coming out the door, the same time I was he witnessed the incident. I find it funny after I fell everyone was putting salt down in the front of the store. The manger that helped me up, found it so funny he laughed how embarrassing… I am waiting for Wal-Mart insurance company to get in touch with me.

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Linda,

I am not sure where you reside so the laws are different in each state. You should not communicate with Walmart directly. Hopefully you have received medical treatment for your injuries. Please contact us privately and we will let you know if we can assist you.

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Kipp:

I was in Walmart in Ravenna, Ohio today. I was looking at buying a tool belt. I stuck my hand in the pocket of a belt and felt a pinch. When I pulled it out I had cut the tip of my index finger off. There was 4 box cutter blades in the pocket and my finger tip. I found a Walmart associates. They got a manager and took a report and found the tool belt with the blades in it and my finger tip. One associate stated to me that Walmart employees use those blades to cut open delivery boxes then they just throw them anywhere. And that was how it got their. I went to ER and they had to burn the tip of my finger to get it to clot stating that they could not stitch it up. It will take 3-6 months to heal I was told. What should I do?

Monday, February 24, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Kipp,

You may have a case against Walmart, but the case will depend on the extent of your injury. Please contact us privately and we can discuss your claim in greater detail.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Heather:

I was In Walmart last night and I had coupons which seemed to make cashier irrate, she ended up dropping stuff of mine into the trash and then re-bagging it and then overloaded the turn style and a bag of canned goods fell on my foot. I kicked the bag off my foot out of pain and frustration. I was escorted to customer service desk because she wouldn’t scan my coupons and customer service manager made me stand with a throbbing foot and empty my cart looking for items I had coupons for, until another customer said he should get me a chair because I was complaining of my foot throbbing, then he got me a chair and finished order but still wouldn’t accept half my coupons. I went to hospital even though I have no medical insurance and have a contusion on my right foot was put in bandage and boot and put on crutches and was instructed to follow up with doctor and possibly an orthopedic, but I have no insurance and certainly can’t afford medical bills, and I was told to stay out of work for two days, as I can’t walk on my foot! Walmart had me fill out accident report and said they would call me today with a claim number, but no one called! Please help me.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Heather,

We have heard of many situations where Walmart says they will call a customer and they do not. You may have a claim against Walmart, but it will depend on whether you injury was caused by the can dropping on your foot or you kicking the can. Please contact us privately to discuss further.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Bobbi:

I slipped right outside a Walmart front door. A couple days later I started to feel the pain. I made Walmart aware of the incident. I have had medical treatment and now the Dr. wants to do an MRI. I have my receipt showing when I checked out at the register and I know their cameras would have caught it. I’ve been looking for a lawyer but around here they all say they have bad luck against Walmart… not sure what to do but I can tell you it’s hard to raise kids while stuck in bed.

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Angie:

I was stepping out of my vehicle, there was ice and I am already on disability and parked in a handicap are and my foot went out from under me, my ankle twisted and popped. I fell, went in and filed an accident report and went to the ER. The next day after I knew it wasn’t doing better, they said it was sprained ,gave me an aircast, thought it would be better but it’s still sweeling and hurtin and it’s been 2 weeks. What should I do?

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Bobbi,

The reason you may be having difficulty finding a lawyer is because you waited a few days to report the incident and to seek treatment. It is essential to report an incident immediately and then seek treatment as soon as possible. You should continue to seek treatment for your condition. If you don’t feel better shortly, then contact us and we will discuss with you if it worth pursuing a slip and fall claim against Walmart.

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Lisa Currier:

I fell at Walmart on 2/14/2014 with a newborn, luckily the baby didn’t fall out of my arms, but I did go to the emergency room that day because I couldn’t really walk. The ER doctor sait that I had a contusion on my right ankle, sprain knee and back. Walmart said they will compensate. How much should I take without a lawyer? They saw the video and I wrote an incident report.

Friday, February 28, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Angie,

When people slip on ice in a parking lot, these are very difficult cases to pursue. You are lucky that you did not have a more serious injury. If you injury is worse than a sprain, then you may be able to pursue an action against Walmart.

Friday, February 28, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Lisa,

The value of a case against Walmart depends on two factors. 1) How good of a liability case do you have? 2) What are the extent of your injuries in the long term? There is no way for us to tell you the value of your claim as we do not have enough information.

Sunday, March 2, 2014
John Scott:

Today inside of Walmart, me and my sister were walking until I decided to speed up and proceeded to walk faster to get to the checkout line. While I was walking I steped into a puddle of water. Around 8 secs later my sister passes threw the same spill, but she slips.

Also she:
- Did not take pictures
- The store manger reviewed the camera and found out it was a guy who seem to spilled it on purpose around 1 min prior to the fall
- My sister is scared to file a claim, because she thinks she will go to prison, because it may seem like she staged it. But she did need an ambulance.

So what should she do about med bills?

Monday, March 3, 2014
Gregory Dell:

John,

This is a tough situation as Walmart would have a hard time having any notice of a guy that spilled water one minute before your sister fell. If a Walmart employee saw the spill and then did nothing about it, then it would be a good case. Walmart would likely deny liability if they had no notice of the condition in a one minute time span.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Rebecca:

I fell in Walmart on a wet floor in the frozen food aisle. The left side of the aisle had a wet floor sign, the right side didn’t. I slipped and fell in water. When I went back to show the assistant manager where I fell the worker at Walmart was inside in cooler where I fell.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Jason Macri:

Rebecca,

Sorry to hear about your Wal-Mart incident. Please contact us privately as soon as possible. We will let you know how the wet-floor sign may affect your claim and what we can do to help you.

Sunday, March 9, 2014
RC:

This happened to my mother in Missouri. Walmart has already accepted blame. They have video proof. Mom is preparing to undergo surgery. I just want to make sure she is fairly compensated. Do you have lawyers in Missouri or someone you would suggest?

Friday, March 14, 2014
Gregory Dell:

RC,

I am sorry to hear about your mother. We help accident victims
nationwide and we would like to discuss your Mom’s case against Walmart
as soon as possible. Please call us at 800-828-7583 and we will tell you
immediately if we can help you.

Friday, March 14, 2014
Hima:

I slipped and fell in Walmart near produce section where it was wet and no wet floor sign. Took it easy then. It happened in the first week of December but the pain in the elbow (fell on elbow) did not go away. I will have to check with the doctor. Is there anything that I can do?

Monday, March 17, 2014
Jason Macri:

Hima,

It is now March 17, 2014. If you waited more than three months to seek medical treatment for this problem, then it would be extremely difficult for you to bring a claim against Walmart. If you had undergone treatment, shortly after the incident, then you would potentially have a strong claim.

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Mere:

I recently fell on ice while working at Walmart, the supervisor sent me and another employee out on the ice to gather carts, I fell and hurt myself worse.

I have curvature of the spine, born with it, off and on pain *if I do too much liftng* all my life, but able to work, the pain was not continous and maybe once every 4 months would I have a eposide, generally after over doing activities or lifting more than 100pds.

After the fall I have endured serval things, I have continous pain, my disc is now rubbing on a nerve causing numbness, found out yesterday that I have carpol tunel belived that the fall triggered the now pain and numbness.

I also had a stiff neck for a few days and ringiing of the ears, found out that I lost hearing and believed that that fall sent shock wave damaging the inner ear bones.

I am having CIT scans, also have had spinal injections no relief, scheduled MRI on my left hip since that is the side that triggers the numbness.

Went to their doctor who asked questions that I can’t not remember then sine I couldn’t made a report stating that I refused treatment Crazy! I drove over 30 minutes just to refuse it huh, anyway that doctor told me I only had back pain and also to stop taking pain medication, released me to light duty, went to my private doctor on base who then refused to let me return to work told me no way I could work, took me to disabled status.

I called in Walmart 800 number each time I read off what the doctor stated and then told the third day by one supervisor if I don’t show up I’m fired, so okay.

Well found out this supervisor stated that I told him I was going to ER when I didn’t I told him the orders which at the end stated if I need to see a doctor before the next visit and I get worse to go to the ER.

I have found that alot of supervisors like to lie in these situations But I not been given workman’s comp since this happened in DEC 2013 and I am still under doctor’s treatment, surgeries are scheduled.

Monday, March 24, 2014
Jason Macri:

Mere,

Since you were injured while working, you will need a worker’s compensation attorney.You may also be able to file a long term disability claim if you will be out of work for greater than 6 months.You should start by contacting a worker compensation attorney.

Friday, March 28, 2014
Brittany Howard:

My husband and I stopped at our local walmart last night for a few things and as I was getting out of my vehicle and started walking into the store I slipped and fell on the snow that still had not been plowed. I did not go to the Dr. right away I thought I would be fine, but today, the day after the incident I am in terrible pain, which is not fun being 7 months pregnant also. I have never had this happen before so I am nit sure what I should do. I called Walmart to notify them and they want me to come in and fill out an incident report. What should I do?

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Jason Macri:

Ms. Howard,

You should complete and incident report and seek immediate medical attention if you are hurt. This will be a tough case unless this was piled up snow that was placed in a dangerous area.

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Stephanie D.:

I was shopping at the Walmart in San Tan Valley, Arizona on Saturday March 22, 2014. I was inbetween the housewares and bath area when I slipped on a liquid susbtance. I slipped, slid and twisted my body around to catch myself from falling. I injured my left shoulder, left hip and lower back. 2people witnessed the fall, and 2 employees saw the large spill on the floor. I waited for a manager, she walked me to a bench and there I sat in extreme pain while she took an accident report. I had to take an electronic cart out of the store and then went to the ER where they gave me pain meds and took a bunch of XRays. They prescribed medication and I am still having trouble walking and can only stand for a short amount of time before I have to lay down. I can not sit correctly I have to lean to the side so it doesn’t send pain shooting down my legs. Walmart insurance called and interviewed me and are investigating it. Do I have a case? Should I get a lawyer?

Sunday, March 30, 2014
Jason Macri:

Stephanie,

If you have an injury that continues for more than a few days, then you will have a case and should consider a lawyer. Please contact us privately and we can discuss how we may be able to assist you.

Monday, March 31, 2014
Kayla Sullivan:

Yesterday I was about 2 feet from the enterance to Walmart and it was pouring and I slipper in a puddle and broke my ankle. There was no sign or mat on the ground. When I went back later there was. What can I do?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Jason Macri:

Kayla,

We need some more information about exactly where you fell and what happen after you fell. Please call us to discuss your fall at Walmart.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Maxine:

I work at Walmart; fell over a box of bags at the cashier’s station they have been told not to put them there. Fell broke my hip and needed a total hip replacement. What should I do?

Friday, April 4, 2014
Cheryl:

A rack fell on me 12/13 while I was shopping at a Walmart store for Christmas and they want to pay me less dollar for not going to emergency but i’m still having some issues. Don’t know what to do about this situation.

Friday, April 4, 2014
Jason Macri:

Maxine,

If you were working at the time of the accident then you will have a workers compensation claim. Please contact us and we can refer you to the appropriate attorney to discuss your claim.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Jason Macri:

Cheryl,

The value of your claim against Walmart will depend on how badly you were injured. You do not have to settle and you can take your claim to trial by filing a lawsuit. It may not be worth your time. Give us a call and we can discuss your options.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Pam:

I was shopping at Walmart on April 12,2014 in Springfield Illinois. I had just a few items on my list. Bottled water was one item. I went to the water isle. The water that I get Ice Mountain 24 pkg. was all on the bottom shelf towards the back. I was bent over picking up my water when another 24 pkg of water flipped over hit me in the side of my head on the left side and and it hit me on my right forearm. I went to the service desk filled out and incident report this was about 2:30 pm. I went home put ice on my arm. Tossed and turned all nite from head hurting and arm throbbing. Walmart called me at 10 am I told her about the pain all nite. She said let them know if there was anything they could do. I got up went to urgent care my head wasn’t cut but it sure felt like it and is still real sore today my arm is badly bruised doctor said it would probably take two – three weeks before it’s fully healed. I took Walmart my papers from Doctor filled out papers again of what happened and was told Insurance company would get ahold of me. Walmart called again on Tuesday morning checking on me. Still have not heard from their Insurance company. What should I do?

Friday, April 18, 2014
Jason Macri:

Pam,

It is almost impossible to try to deal with Walmart without an attorney. You may be waiting forever before someone calls you. There is nothing good that can come from you speaking with Walmart. It is in your best interest to have a lawyer speak on your behalf with Walmart. Your lawyer will need to immediately ask Walmart to preserve any videotape of the incident that happen to you. If you would like, I could have an Illinois lawyer contact you.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Tina:

My 81 year old mother was having her nails done at the Walmart Salon. She went to sit in the rolling chair in front of the station and it went out from under her and she fell on her hip and head. Ambulance took her to ER hospital where she was admitted for emergency hip replacement the next morning. She has been in a nursing facility for almost 2 weeks now. Looking like a slow recovery. Walmart claims dept. has been calling almost daily, but as yet we have not called them back. I believe the nail salon leases from Walmart, wondering who is liable? Seems that the chairs should be on carpeting pads, not hard floors. Would this even be a personal injury claim?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Tina,

I think that either Walmart or the owner of the nail salon will be 100% responsible. I think that your Mom will have a very strong claim against either Walmart or the nail salon. We have handled numerous cases with the same exact fact pattern. You should not speak with Walmart and only allow your attorney to do so. Your Mom will likely be entitled to significant compensation as she has suffered a very serious injury. We will contact you privately via email, but please call us at 800-383-7853 as soon as possible.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Tiffany:

I slipped and fell at Walmart earlier today, my knee is really bruised and I went to the doctor ASAP and filed a report with Walmart. I don’t know if I have the case or not but I took pictures of my knee all swollen. I think the floor was slippery from it being wet so please tell me what I can do. Thank you.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Jason Macri:

Tiffany,

Sorry to hear about what happened to you. Please contact us privately so that we can let you know what we can do for you.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Kellie:

My husband is a truck driver and was delivering a load to Walmart Distribution and slipped on the ice in the receiving area. He broke his right hip, had surgery and now has been out off work for 4 months. He is still in physical therapy. To date the medical bills exceed $70,000. Walmart has accepted full responsibility for the injury. We live in Texas and this happened in IN. I am not sure what to do now?

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Jason Macri:

Kellie,

Please contact us privately as this is a matter that we would like to investigate further for you. As long as your husband was not employed by Walmart, then he may be able to bring a claim against Walmart for failure to maintain their property in a safe condition.

Sunday, May 25, 2014
JR:

On the 23rd my wife went to Walmart with my 3 year old daughter and the Gatorade’s that they stack in the middle of the lanes fell on her her legs are Bruce up and she kept complaining that when she went to pee it hurt after we check her we found out she was bleeding and took her to the hospital and now her vagina is bruised up what should we do?

Monday, May 26, 2014
Jason Macri:

JR,

Please make sure you reported the incident to Walmart. Please contact us and we will discuss your options. The ability to pursue a claim against Walmart will depend on the extent of your wife’s injuries.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
James:

I spoke with a Claims Management person about 10 min ago (from Walmart) and he agreed Walmart was negligent and admitted to being in possesion of the store video of the incident. He wants to settle for $300 USD and I verbally agreed over the phone. I am wondering if this is binding or if there is a chance I could hold out for more.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Jason Macri:

James,

An oral agreement is not binding and if you are seriously injured, then $300 is unacceptable and completely unreasonable. A person should never attempt to negotiate a settlement with Walmart without a lawyer.

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Maha:

I slept and fall yesterday 06/19/2014 at Walmart in Dearborn, Michigan. There was water on the floor and no sign for wet floor. I was at the register to cash out and go home. I did not think about anything just worry because I’m pregnant with twins and I want to make sure that my babies are good. I went to my primary care provider, he said we can’t do anything because you are pregnant. So what do you think we can do?

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Jason Macri:

Maha,

It is good that you went to the doctor and documented your injuries. If you feel better in a few days, then it would not be worth pursuing a claim. If your pain continues, then please contact us and we will provide you with assistance to pursue a claim against Walmart.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Kimberly:

I fell at a store in a puddle of water, landind on my hands and knees, trying not to fall on my stomach, being 7 months pregnant. I went to ER, they kept me for 16 hours. Also left me with back and knee and right thumb pain. I also made an incident report. Do I have a case?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jason Macri:

Kimberly,

You will have a case if your injuries do not recover within a few days. Your case will also depend if Walmart was at fault for the puddle of water.

Monday, June 30, 2014
Deon:

06/30/14 @6:35am I was shopping at Walmart for my son. I went to pick up chocolate milk and some eggs for him. As I finished checking the eggss to see if there is no cracks in them, I turned around to walk away and took 2 steps and feel to my knnes on that hard floor. There were drops of water on the floor and you could see my foot print of the slip. I did not have my phone on me to take pictures. There was an employee stocking the eggs and another employee walking towards me. Both gentlemen seen what had happened to me. I did not get any names of the employees, nor contact information. When I arrived to the check out counter I asked the cashier to get a supervisor and I reported it to them. They wrote it up and asked me to sign, I refuse to sign the paper because it stated that they were not responsible and I couldn’t agree to that. My knee is swollen and in pain. I will seek medical attention, but wanted to talk to an educated lawyer who knows alot about slips and falls. What do you think? And what advice do you have for me?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Jason Macri:

Deon,

You need to seek immediate medical attention. If you have a serious injury, then you should contact us to discuss how we can assist you to pursue a claim.

Saturday, July 5, 2014
Joshua:

Hello, I live in Dallas TX. At 8pm July 4, 2014 me and my 2 year old daugher Jacqueline and my wife were at Walmart supercenter. After we gathered all of our needs ready to checkout my little one always needs to have herself a ballon which we did get her and as we were walking with Jackie she was at least 4 feet ahead of me when she turned and smile at me she stepped on a plastic shower clear ring that holds them to the metal and one leg went forward the other backwards. In front of the whole scene employees laugh at her accident. I picked up my girl; she got fuzzy and asked me to carry her… the employee picked up the object, didn’t even asked if she was OK. I requested to speak with the manager to file a report of the accident. Pictures were taken afterwards. We drove to the nearest hospital so that she could be checked cause of the way we taught her to indicate us mom and dad she was most likely letting us know it she was feeling pain due to the fall. Doc checked her; xrays took place; alot of crying after all results were internal bruises. Now what should be my next step? I’m here at this moment with her at home 2 am she can’t sleep because of her little accident she had and looking at all those different doctors checking and doing examination on her she’s sore from the fall because she limps while walking. I’m sorry I wrote too much info… Thanks.

Sunday, July 6, 2014
Jason Macri:

Joshua,

I hope your daughter is feeling better. If your daughter makes a quick recovery from what will hopefully be a minor injury, then it is not worth your time to pursue a claim against Walmart. Please contact us if your daughter does not recover quickly.

Monday, July 7, 2014
Antonette:

I went to Walmart on 7/6/2014 around 3pm in North Lauderdale, Florida with my 6 year old daughter to the vision center, there was a customer ahead of me so I waited, finally I was next to be served and started to handle what I came in to do. My daughter asked me if she can use the bathroom and I said yes, I told the associate to give me a few minutes and I took her to the bathroom, upon leaving the bathroom she asked if she could have some water and I said yes. She turned around to face the water fountain to drink and before she got to it she slipped in a huge puddle of water and fell on her back and her head went to the ground. My daughter jumped up and ran to me and she was soaking wet. I called an associate to show them the puddle and to I asked the associate to get a manager to alert them of the issue. When the manager came to me her atttitude was very bad, she asked me what the problem was and I told her my daughter slipped and fell and there is no caution wet floor sign on the floor. I told the manager I wanted fill-out an incident report and she came back with papers. Upon me recieiving the papers and telling her that I wnated to return to the vision center and complete the paperwork, the manager follwed me there shortly and started yelling at me infront of the vision doctor, telling me that I am filling out the wrong paperwork. I immediatley got even toned and told her that I do not work for walmart or in their office so i don’t know what papers i need to complete so whatever you give me is what I am completeing. she took the clipboard and put the corret paper on top and was being very defensive with a bad attitude. Then I said to her you are spending your time trying to start an argument with me but you need to clean up the puddle, and on top of that, no one has asked me how my daughter is feeling, the manager did not acknowledge or asked me or my daughter is everything was ok? not even, I left the store and she still did not asked, I felt very offended and disrepected. In the end I took my daughter to the hospital to make sure she had no serious injuries. the final diagnosis was a sprained ankle and she left with kruches and a spline. I felt as though Walmart was very negligent and even though my daughter diagnosis was not serious and prolonging, I wanted to know if i can file’s a negligent claim against them and the manager for her bad attitude… it really disturbed me especially seeing my daughter fall to the floor the way she did.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Jason Macri:

Antonette,

I am sorry to hear about the injury to your daughter. You can not file a personal injury claim due to the bad attitude of the manager. If your daughter does not make a quick recovery, then you can file a claim against Walmart. You should wait and see how she feesl over the next few days. It is good that you filed an incident report. Do not sign anything if Walmart contacts you.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Sean:

I work at Walmart and I slipped over a wet spot by the ice machine with no wet sign. This happened three days ago; went to ER they said I had a broken knee. What should they do? Just want to add that they sent me on break 1 hour before I had to leave.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Jason Macri:

Sean,

Your claim will likely be governed by workers compensation laws in your state. You need to contact a worker compensation attorney immediately. If you don’t have one, then we can recommend one for you.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Jason Macri:

Heather,

You have experienced a typical denial from Walmart. You were NOT REQUIRED to give them a statement. Walmart will pay medical bills and more if they are responsible for your injuries. Contact us to discuss your claim against Walmart.

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Tracy McKenzie:

Today I was walking through Walmart in Tulare Ca. I was going from electronic department to garden area. All of the sudden I lose my footing and fall to the ground. My back side was covered in something my toes also. My knee has cut, bruising and swelling. After further looking into the issue baby bath soap had got spilled all the way down the aisle. After a couple of hours my body is aching. Should I seek Dr. and what else do I do?

Monday, July 14, 2014
Linda:

Hello,

My mom lives in Illinois, while in Texas last Sunday (one week ago)for burial of her dad she was in Walmart and decided against buying bag of ice and went to return it to ice bag cooler. She slipped and fell on water that leaked from ice cooler injurying herself. She did not have her phone or camera to take pictures but said when she was finally assisted off the floor, thatwhen she went to walk her shoe left a dirt shoe print in the water that caused injury. She reported incident to Walmart and signed report which states where and how she fell. She has swelling,bruising and pain in her ankle and foot. The fall is causing intense pain to her already injured back. She is currently on disability for this past back injury from yrs ago. Does she have a claim? Walmart Claims Office is calling and sent text giving approval # for RX. We are confused about this. Does this mean they watched the store video as they said they would and are admitting fault? Please advise.

Thank you.

Monday, July 14, 2014
Jason Macri:

Tracy,

You should immediately go to an Urgent Care Center or Hospital and seek medical treatment. Walmart is notorious for claiming that a person is not hurt because they did not seek immediate attention. Please contact us and we will discuss how we can assist you.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Leslie:

Hi, I pulled up to the optical center door at Walmart in Hot Springs Ar. today, it had been raining very hard. The rain had died down some ans I was just going in to pick up my husbands glasses that he was getting replacement lenses put in. There was no no over hang above the door, there was no door mat outside the door or right inside the door to wipe you feet. I feel on my right knee and ankle, foot and twisted my back. Walmart associates immediately came over and call a zone manager and a code white, brought me a chair but I couldn’t get up, and immediately started filling out a incident report. I was alone and one of the ladies from the vision center moved my car out of the red zone and loaned me her phone so I could call my husband. I filled out the report partly but was in a lot of pain. The knee I fell on I have broken the corner of in Oct 2012, and had to have a bone spur remove from it. The ankle on the same leg which I also hurt, I had surgery on in Dec. 2013 when I fell at my friends house next door on the ice and broke my ankle and tore all the ligaments in it. There was no wet floor signs, or floor mats and the floor was wet. I tried to get pics but was unsuccessful. The manager on duty filed the report and gave me a claim number, and a 1-800-number to call. I went to the ER right away and they did x-ray on my knee, ankle, and foot they said they didn’t see any fractures but recommended that I go and see a orthopedic doctor. My knee and ankle is very swollen, and I am in a lot of pain. I will be calling the orthopedic doctor tomorrow because I really want to make sure none of the screws or plate has shifted that was placed in my ankle. I also want to make sure that there is not any further damage to myt already weakened knee. so what do you think my next step or steps should be? And does the claim number they gave me pay for medication that areperscribedfrom that fall?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Jason Macri:

Linda,

It sounds like your mom would have a case, but the value of the case will depend on the extent of her injuries. Your mom should not speak with Walmart and should contact a lawyer immediately to discuss how to proceed.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Jason Macri:

Leslie,

I am sorry to hear about your fall at Walmart. This may be a tough case because it appears the floor was wet due to rain. If Walmart failed to have a Mat at the entrance door, then there could be a case. It is good that you obtained medical treatment immediately and will be seeking further medical treatment. Please contact us privately and we can discuss your options.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Dee:

Hey, I just slipped in a Walmart today. I feel like I overstretched my muscles and groin in my legs. They are really tight and sore. Should I go to the doctor and hire an attorney?

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Jason Macri:

Dee,

If you are only sore for a few days and then make a recovery, then you would not have a claim. You should see a doctor immediately make sure you did not tear a muscle or ligament.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Heather:

On 7/12/2014 I was in Walmart dealing with Customer service over items that were left out of my original purchase. I was leaving the customer service area and headed toward the exit when “BAM” I fell. I was sitting on the floor in front of the store (right by the ice merchandiser). I was shocked but was able to get up on my own. Several employees were standing around and at the registers in front of me (Its a typical busy Saturday). There was water on the floor and the rug had completely shifted.

Two women customers asked if I was okay. I was embarrassed, my knee and back hurt and I was certainly shocked that no one made any attempt to help me.

I left the store.

I tried to call them to tell them what happened as soon as I got home. I set on hold for 20 minutes waiting on a manager when I finally left a message with a young man at customer service. NO RETURN CALL. I attempted to call back on Sunday and still no one came to the phone.

Monday (7/14/2014) my back and knee were very sore and I was very annoyed. I contacted my doctors office and they said the could get me in on Thursday (7/17/2014). I then emailed corporate.

Finally Wednesday (7/16/2014) a manager contacted me back. Apologized for the lack of protocol being followed and asked me to return to the store to fill out the accident report.

I met with yet another manager Wed. evening and went over the events that happened. She again apologizes stating she was embarrassed by the way this was handled and so sorry that none of the employees were courtesy to me when I fell. Again she reiterated the PROTOCOL for falls.

I was contacted this morning by a CMI person who told me over and over it was necessary to record my statement, she asked very personal questions and almost made if feel as if she thought I was lying and or a scam artist.

I am headed to the doctors this afternoon as my back is very sore (hurts to stand or sit for periods of time and I can not bend certain ways) and my knee is sore.

The lady with CMI told me basically that Walmart does not help with medical bills so that my time loss and medical bills were on me.

Really???

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Lashonda:

My 3 year old daughter slipped on a liquid soap spill in Wal-Mart three days ago and fell backwards and hit her head on the floor. She had minor bleeding in the back of her head where she fell. She was screaming really bad so I didn’t take pictures because I was trying to console her. I didn’t take her to the emergency room because I didn’t think it was that bad. I did take her to her personal doctor to make sure everything was okay. There were several workers in the area at the time she slipped and they didn’t bother cleaning up the spill until after she slipped and fell. Do I have a case?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Aimee:

On Jan 10, 2014 at Walmart in Wisconsin, I stepped very carefully out of my vehicle since we knew it was icy from the ice storm. I hadn’t even gotten 1 foot all the way out on the ground and it slipped out from under me and I landed full weight on my knee. The lot wasn’t salted (the salters came as I was leaving). Filed a report with WM. I ended up having to have knee surgery directly relating to the fall at WM, plus future treatments once I am healed from the surgery. Claims Management BS’d around and denied my claim. I hired an attorney ASAP. That was in March I signed the retainer contract. Have heard nothing back yet. I lost out on 8 weeks of work, ultimately quitting, and still in considerable pain and always will be. There is damage to my knee cap that can only be fixed by a knee replacement down the road (I am 33). I would like a direction on how this could go. Going into the legal field myself, I am not sue-happy but after what I have been through, I’d like to know anything. Thanks.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Jason Macri:

Lashonda,

I hope your daughter is feeling better. It is very difficult with a 3 year old to know the extent of her injuries. Head injuries are very serious and you need to watch her very closely. If you daughter does not make a recovery in a few days, then it would be a case worth pursuing. Please contact us privately.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Jason Macri:

Aimee,

Cases against Walmart will take several months until a resolution can be reached. Since you have a lawyer with a different law firm, you should be able to call your lawyer and get a case status immediately.

Friday, July 25, 2014
Bill Williams:

Hi, this evening I was walking through Walmart and slipped on some egg yolks bcause there were about 5 busted eggs on the floor. My knee and back are pretty sore however, I do not feel as if it is disabling. It is very uncomfortable and I feel like my back is misaligned from it and I have strained my ligaments in my knee because it is tender. I have filed my report with the manager and awaiting a call from Walmart but I wanted legal advise on this. There were absolutely no signs around. This isn’t the first time this Walmart has neglected this section of the store. I do not have the time nor the money to miss work to get something checked out. However I do feel like a chiropractor should assess my back.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Paulette Smith:

On June 22,2014, I was walking into a Maysville, KY Walmart store with my sister that has down syndrome. Where the concrete and the asphalt meet at the entrance of the store, the asphalt was worn down and the concrete was higher than the asphalt. The toe of my sandal hit the lip of the concrete and threw me to the ground. Several people saw me fall and a Walmart assistant manager said I did not need to get manes because they have it on camera. I had knee surgery the first of the year and was afraid I re-injury it. Walmart never offer an ambulance but the manager went got my car for me so I could leave. They helped me into my car and as I was leaving I went back and took pictures of the concrete/ashphalt because to associate was out side talking about going to Home Depot and getting something to patch this area. I went to the ER immediately. ER doctor said I had a hemtoma on my knee and deep bruising. Told me to follow up with my orthopedic doctor. It took me almost two week to get in to see him. Meanwhile I was taking Ibpurin for the swelling and pain, my knee was feeling a little better by the time I got to see my orthopedic doctor and cut back on medication. I started getting pain in my foot and swelling, I thought it was gout or arthritis. When I saw my doctor he took an x-ray and I had broken my foot from the fall. I did talk with someone from claim management about my fall about three days after the fall, but I have trying to contact them and they will not return my call. I am presently in a air cast trying to work with light duty assignment because I can not afford to not work or lose my job, But my foot is swelling every evening when I come home. What should I do? The doctor said people can walk on a broken foot and not know it especially when you are taking pain medication. Do I have a case? I can not mow my grass, clean house or any type of chores, I reserve my strength for my job so I can pay my bills. I live in Ohio, do you have attorneys in Ohio?

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Jason Macri:

Bill,

In order to have any claim against Walmart you will have to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Jason Macri:

Ms. Smith,

It sounds like you may have a very good claim against Walmart for your trip and fall incident. Please contact us privately so we discuss how we may be able to help you.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Amy:

I fell in our local Walmart on June 11, 2014. It had rained very hard that day. There was standing water on the white tile that I didn’t see. No signs or floor mat were there. Later my daughter retuned & there were cones, mats & signs. There was an associate that saw it & said the water was coming in from umbrellas, etc. I made a report & took a picture of the water. A very nice customer went with me to report my fall. She gave me her name & number. I just felt soreness in my lower back & where my right leg connects with my hip. I had a bruised & sore left knee. I took ibuprofen for several days & felt better. Local Walmart & Claims have called several times & I told them what I stated here about my injuries. Claims said they were waiting to get the video from our local Walmart to check out how I fell. Also asked me what I weigh & what kind of shoes I had on! Claims told me to go to my Dr. & file it on my husband’s ins. if I continued to have issues. My back is now hurting regularly. I called my Dr’s office Monday, July 28, 2014 & told them the situation. They have a policy against accepting insurance when seeing an accident victim. They said we’d have to pay up front for everything & collect from Walmart. We are not financially able to do that. Two local attorneys have said it’s a losing battle to try & fight Walmart. That’s where I am as of today with this…

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Elizabeth:

I fell at our local Walmart. File a repor but a a fast denial. I did not take pictures because I was alone and in lots of pain. The “adjuster” told me by phone that they had mope the isles 20 minutes prior to me going there and that they were dry. Well, they were not dry nor signs were up to caution customers. I’m consuming in medical bills due to my injury. I’m about to have surgery to fix my knee and my back is next. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. What can I do? I will have to stop working due to the coming surgery and bills and children have to continue. Please advise me on what to do.

Friday, August 1, 2014
Kimberly Jaskela:

I fell at Walmart 4 weeks ago. Wet floor, no sign. I thought I was OK but have been in a lot of pain since. No pics. Should there be a videotape? Is there anything I can do at this point?

Friday, August 1, 2014
Jason Macri:

Amy,

The case is somewhat tough when the water comes from rain. The reason it is a tough case is because the customer is on notice of a wet floor at the entrance of a store when it is raining. If there was no mat at the front door, then you would have a case. Please contact us and we will see if we can assist you.

Friday, August 1, 2014
Jason Macri:

Elizabeth,

We would like to discuss your claim. Which Walmart did you fall at? Please contact us to discuss the claim against Walmart.

Friday, August 1, 2014
Jason Macri:

Kimberly,

If you have not sought any medical treatment at all and it has been 4 weeks, then it will be a tough claim. The incident may be on video. Did you file a report with Walmart when you fell?

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Sandi:

My family and I went to Walmart last night to get stuff to go to Wild Island. My youngest son fell and broke his arm. We rushed him to the hospital right when it happened. What do we do now?

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Karen Malik:

I just slipped n fell on water in an aisle at Walmart. I’m on my way to emergency room.

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Jason Macri:

Sandi,

Please call us as soon as possible at 800-828-7583 so that we can discuss the incident at Walmart and let you know if we can help you. We hope your son is not suffering.

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Jason Macri:

Karen,

Thank you for reaching out to us. Did you file a report with Walmart? Do you know where the water came from? We will need to speak with you to discuss the extent of your injuries and the next steps to take.

Monday, August 4, 2014
Manuel:

My grandfather was walking in Von’s and he slipped and fell on his knee in the frozen food section. They were filling the ice cream and the pallet of frozen goods was leaking water on the floor and he slipped walking by. There were no wet floor signs around and he has an incident report and he went to the ER.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Jason Macri:

Manuel,

This sounds like the store could be liable for your grandfather’s fall. Can you please contact us privately to discuss the claim? The value of the claim will depend on the type of injuries that he suffered. We look forward to speaking with you.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Chrystal:

I was shopping, saw a Febreze stand with new scents, picked up a candle, smelled it then picked up the Febreze oil plugin. When I did that the glass plugin fell out hitting my left foot on top, close to the base of my big toe, it gushed with blood, it happened so quickly. My son and I told a worker that was close by. It hurt so bad that I had tears and I was squeezing my sons arm. I was embarrassed for anyone to see me crying and told my son to blow in my face to stop me from crying. The manager and assistant manager came so I could file an accident report and admitted to me it was not my fault how was I to know. The assistant manager told me that this was a true accident, they were very kind and offered to call an ambulance but I said no I needed to clean it off to see how deep it was. It is a heavy thick glass freshener that was already broken and placed back on the cardboard square frebreze stand it was not in the regular air freshener isle. The space the products were placed in is small, just enough space for you to pull it out, so I could not notice the condition of the product plus it was not organized some were laying down, some were upside down. I did not expect it to be opened and broken on the stand. This product should have been removed by a worker. Because of this negligence it cut me on my foot when it hit me, the combined heaviness of the glass and the cut that gushed with blood caused so much pain. This product is supposed to be sealed in its package. I would have never though it was broken and opened. I buy this product often and have never seen any like that. It has a scratch and sniff sticker so there is no need to open it, or for me to have known that it was. I also know that the product was broken because there were only a few drops of oil on the ground along with the broken product. If it had broken on my foot the oil would have been on my foot and puddled on the floor and truly it would have hurt falling on my foot, but it wouldn’t have broken on my foot causing a precise straight deep cut, the glass is thick which holds the oil. I went home to take my son and he took out the groceries for me. I went striate to the emergency room to make sure it didn’t have small pieces of glass in the wound and to see if I needed stiches. It was painful, I got 3 stiches, bruising, and swelling. I am awaiting for Walmart to call me can I be held reliable or is Walmart at fault. Please help.

Friday, August 8, 2014
Jason Macri:

Chrystal,

This sounds like a situation where Walmart will accept responsibility. Hopefully you are making a speedy recovery. Please contact us if you would legal assistance.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
James:

I fell at the local Walmart here in Warrenton VA Aug. 11th 2014 at 8:30pm. I was looking for a pair of flip flops for my son. We were in the shoe department where the floors are brown wood color. I went to walk down the next aisle and stepped in soapy substance and my left knee twisted and my lag slipped out. I hopped over to the seat in the shoes and yelled for help. I didn’t get pictures as I didn’t have my cell phone. I went to the hospital that night and was told to see an orthopedic. What should my next step be? I haven’t talked to anyone from claims with Walmart, I only took my hospital papers to the store and they made a copy.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Jason Macri:

James,

I am glad you filed a complaint at Walmart and sought immediate treatment. Please contact us to discuss your claim.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Orlando:

This past week my wife slipped on a puddle of water at Walmart due to a leak from the roof. A merchandise manager saw the incident and stated that he reported to hire management about the needed repair to fix the roof. The leak according to store staff went unattended. My wife suffered severe sprain in the leg and foot. Where do we go from here? No signs were posted and I believe this was negligence on their part.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Jason Macri:

Orlando,

You will have an excellent claim depending on the extent of injuries suffered by your wife. She needs to seek medical attention immediately. Please contact us to discuss the claim against Walmart.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Joelle Moore:

My mother and I where in a Walmart in GA. Before shopping we decided to use the restroom. The first, third and handicap stalls were available. The second or middle stall was taped off “reading out of order.” I go in the first stall, my mother uses the third one next to the handicap area. As I’m going I hear a flush and BOOM! THE TOILETS EXPLODE! Poo water everywhere! Naturally my first reaction was to get away and I slipped and fell backward. My back hit the metal flusher. My mother sustained similar injuries ans well as a cut to her hand. A manager was brought in and she forced us to come out in the shopping area to chose clothes to change into. We tried to go back in the bathroom to change and was turned away and forced to walk to the back of the store, dripping wet and covered in feces. Long story short we were told not to worry about a report, which we went back for after we came home from the hospital. This happened three months ago and now a claims adjustor is calling us. If they don’t come back with a reasonable settlement, I am going to proceed with a local lawyer we found.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Geralyn Tinn:

I was shopping at Walmart last weekend and slipped and fell on what looked like smashed grapes. I fell hard and had a big blue swollen knot on my knee, instant swelling and bleeding. It was witnessed by my boyfriend as well as another employee (unknown name) that came to me after I fell. I was unable to walk and was taken by a wheel chair out to my car. I spent hours in the E.D. and was told it was a contusion with swelling/bruising. Wal-Mart Insurance company states they are not at fault because an employee stated that the smashed grapes or whatever they were, wasn’t there minuets before I slipped. I asked how they know that and they said that’s what the “employee they asked stated”, so they denied my claim. Never was asked for photos or witness statements. I am still not able to put direct pressure on it without pain. What can I do??

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Whitney Porras:

This past Friday I was at Walmart shopping with my son. While walking, I slipped and fell onto my left knee and when I got up I realised I had slipped on a smooshed blueberry. I got up and called a worker over, told him I had fallen on it and he just said oh… and left to get a napkin. I was so embarresed that I didn’t go to the manager even though I should have. I figured I’d be OK but later that night at work it started hurting. Over the past couple days it’s been getting worse and today it is throbbing so bad that the pain is shooting up to my hip and my knee is swollen.

Now my question is this: is there anything I can do about it now, or is it too late? It’s been 5 days since the incident.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jason Macri:

Geralyn,

Please contact us to discuss the claim as soon as possible.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Jason Macri:

Whitney,

You need to go the doctor or urgent care center today and get treatment. You need to immediately go to Walmart and report the incident to the store manager. Contact us to discuss your claim.

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Stephanie:

Today at Walmart I slipped in water and, trying to catch myself, I scratched my arm pretty good. It is swollen, I scratched my elbow, and hurt my neck and lower back are hurting. There were no “wet floor” signs, we had to go get someone to clean up water and fill out report. They are supposedly supposed to call me tomorrow. What do I do?

Monday, August 25, 2014
Jason Macri:

Stephanie,

Please call us and we will let you know your options. You need to seek medical attention immediately.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Theresa Tschantz:

I slipped and fell on a large puddle of water at the Walmart in Turlock, CA. I hit my head pretty hard on the floor,landed on my tailbone. And twisted my ankle. My 14 year old son saw everything. All the staff was interested in was standing me up and seeing me walk out. I was embarrassed, hurt and humiliated! Now I can’t get any response from claims I missed work and was written up. I almost lost my jobs because of this; I need help.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Marjorie:

I fell at Walmart about 2 weeks ago. There was a huge puddle at the end of the registers, surrounded by six employees, with no wet floor sign. As soon as I hit the ground, I felt my knee throbbing. Within seconds it was red, bruised, some skin peeled, and swelled about the size of a lemon. The employee who watched it all muffled a laugh, then said “id be embarrassed too, do you want a manager ?”, then turned to another employee to talk about the leaking cooler that they all knew about about 20 feet away that caused this puddle. The manager had no clue what he was doing, and had to call another to file the “incident report” which was a crock! They took my name and telephone number, then asked me to recall the incident, yet all they wrote on the paper was “slipped, puddle”. They didn’t offer an ambulance, an ice pack, or anything to help me get to the car. They filled out a crappy version of my report & shipped me off to have a “nice night”. I had iced it and elevated it for two days, with nothing better coming of it. Unable to call off due to a new promotion, I went to work. Merely 4 hours into my shift, my manager came to voice his concerns on how I was badly limping and told me I was to punch out and go to the ER immediately. It so happens I had a sprained knee, and was given crutches and work restrictions that my job could not allow me to work with. It’s going on two weeks and I still have not recieved a call back from walmart corporate, or claims manager and ive left atleast 20 phone calls. I recieved a letter from my job over the holiday (labor day) weekend stating that I need a note from a doctor that states a date I can return to work, and if it is not recieved in 10 days from the letter, I no longer have a job. Ive been working at my job for almost 5 months, 3 and a half of them at full time. My health insurance doesnt kick in until mid september, so as of now this ER visit is out of my pocket, and to get this note releasing me to work, will be another out of pocket trip to a PCP. I can’t afford either, and this slip has done nothing but ruined everything for me. I’m behind on car payment and insurance that are causing me to rack up debt with my parents to pay it, which I may not even be able to pay back because I may be unemployed. I NEED HELP!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Kristy:

I went in Walmart today 9/02/2014, in lawn and garden. I was pushing my cart and glancing on the shelf when I slipped and fell pretty much doing the splits, I hurt my groin area and my left knee. I looked to see what I slipped on and it was a puddle of water no sign around at all. I told the man at the register that I hurt myself and that they needed to put a wet floor sign up he was like OK. After walking around and shopping for almost a hour my knee got to throbbing and hurting, so upon checking out I told someone talked to a manager filled out a accident report, they give me a $25 gift card. I went to ER as soon as I left the hospital; they said my knee is swollen and I have to wear a mobility brace, be off work and go see a orthopedic doctor in a few days. Is there anything I can do?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Jason Macri:

Marjorie,

This is a claim we would like to discuss with you. Please contact us ASAP to discuss.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Jason Macri:

Kristy,

You can absolutely file a claim against Walmart, but the value of the claim will depend on the extent of your injury. We have handled hundreds of claims just like yours against Walmart. Please contact us to discuss your Walmart slip and fall injury.

Monday, September 29, 2014
Anonymous:

I am 5 months and 3 weeks pregnant. I had a slip and fall in September 5th, 2014 at Walmart, at the back wall where the feminine products like pads and tampons were. I got what I needed from the pad section and continued to walk to the tampon area (sorry to be so blunt about the feminine products). I started to slip, I tried to hold to the shelf to not fall but I couldn’t get a grip and I fell on my back. The substances were greasy glossy, substances you would use to put on your hair after styling to add more shine; there were no wet signs stating the floor was wet or anything. I didn’t take pictures ’cause my head, neck and back were in pain. I also had my 3 daughters with me, my middle one screaming and crying because of my fall. Walmart called for an ambulance and I went to the ER. I was given an ultrasound to check and see how the baby was and was told the baby was fine and that I was having a contraction. They said to go home take and put heating pads and and ice pack to help my back and to follow up with my doctor. On Monday, Sept. 8th I received a phone call from Walmart Claims and talked with them. Today, Sept. 29 Walmart Claims tell me they are denying my claim due to the manager had just passed the area I fell 5 min before I fell and said there was nothing there… I don’t know what to do, I could have gotten badly hurt and I could have lost my daughter. Do you think I have a case? Can I please get some help… I’ve just been crying, I’m still in pain with my back and tail-bone. I need an answer please.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Jason Macri:

Anon,

I am sorry to hear about your accident. Since you are pregnant it is very hard for you to get treatment for your back injury. You may still have a claim against Walmart. Please contact us.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Tonya Decker:

I was walking through Walmart yesterday, through the women’s clothing dept. heading towards the men’s clothing dept. As I was walking through, I slipped and fell on a hanger that was laying in the middle of the floor. I was not paying attention to where I was walking, just looking straight ahead. I fell directly on my left knee and landed hard. My knee started swelling up right away, my left side of my back was hurting too. I immediately informed an associate at the fitting room area, where they called management. I filled out an accident report and then I left the store. I got home and my knee and back pain started to get worse, so I went to my local ER and they took X-rays of the left knee and gave me two shots, one for pain and the other for a muscle relaxer and gave me an oral medication. They bandaged my knee and put me on crutches and advised me to go see an Orthopaedic Doctor. I called Walmart back today 10-8-14 and talked to the management and told them I had gone to the ER last night. My back and knee are still hurting really bad. What should I do next? Do I have a claim against them?

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Jason Macri:

Tonya,

You may have a claim. It will depend how long the hanger was on the floor and if Walmart had an employee in the area to check the floors. It will also depend on how bad your knee is injured.

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Melissa:

I went into Walmart 10-11-14 around 12:45pm. I needed windshield wipers so I went into the Auto Center. It had been raining and when I walked through the door with my niece. I slipped and fell so fast I had no time to act. I fell on my knees an could barely get up. I looked and the floor looked greasy and no mat was at door to wipe feet. Anyways, I tried being calm but I wanted to cry from the pain. I’m sure video shows me in between isles bent over in pain. Anyways, assistant manager wrote a incident report. I haven’t went to a Dr. and I’m not sure what to do. Today is 10-12-14 and I don’t want to wait too long. I have pain in my knee. I have elevated it and put ice on it. What should I do?

Monday, October 13, 2014
Jason Macri:

Melissa,

It is good that you reported the incident immediately. You need to get medical treatment immediately.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Justin Harris:

I slipped and fell at a Walmart in Gainesville Florida. Date 10-13-2014. I slipped and fell on bio-hazardous urine. It was in a aisle in the sporting goods section. Had a mild concussion and knee sprains and abrasions. Needed a tetanus shot also. Filed claim with wal-mart and got a claim number. They took pictures but i couldn’t use my phone, because it was dead and during the fall it got cracked. Please help.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Jason Macri:

Justin,

Please contact us and we will discuss your claim with you.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Demia:

On Oct. 15th I fell right outside of the Walmart parking lot in the fire zone. There were three witnesses to my fall. Basically it had been raining this past week, the ground was slick and my ankle twisted in and I fell hard. The witnessed and walmart workers picked me up and wheeled me into the store. The manager took my information and I was in so much pain I just wanted to go home. My husband took one look at my ankle and took me to the ER. They said I has a sprained ankle. They gave me pain meds and sent me home. The next day a Walmart claims agent called me to take my statement but because I was under the influence they said they would call back at a later date. What do I do?

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Tamitha:

I went to Walmart on 10/14/14 to get some paint and as I walked in to the door of the store I slipped and hurt my knee, lower back and right side hip. OK, there was no water on the floor but it was raining. I had wet boots but they were not slippery. So as I was on the ground, the door greeter was lost in her own little conversation with her friend and did not hear or see the fall; she has her back to the door not knowing that I even fell and was hurt. So I said hello from the floor she still didn’t hear me so I helped myself up and went on. While I limped away I told her that I just fell, she looked at me as I went on to get what I needed and went to pay for my things. I told the lady at the reg. and she called management. I filled a report, the manager that was on duty told me that she would call to see how I was, but I still have not talked from any one. I asked for a copy of video and she said the only one can get it is the courts or the cops. I would like to know what I need to do and I did go to the Dr. that day and got pain meds. I don’t see why they need to wax tile as the manager said they did, it’s not necessary, it caused my slip. I live in St. Robert Missouri, I have diabetes, so the injury to my leg and knee may get serious for me. My back still hurts. I drive a cab so I am in my car all day. I just liked to find someone to help me when I fell, they made me feel like they didn’t care at all.

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Jason Macri:

Demia,

It is good that you sought medical treatment and reported the incident. You will only have a claim against Walmart if you sustain a permanent injury from the fall and if Walmart was responsible for your fall.

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