Anna Mae Elliot was shopping for clothes at a Midlothian Wal-Mart on August 31, 2009, when she put her hand on a clothing rack, which fell over, causing her to fall, according to a suit filed in circuit court in Richmond. The rack got tangled in her foot and caused her to fall, the suit claims.
Elliot is suing the Midlothian Wal-Mart for $2 million dollars.
According to Wal-Mart representatives, the fated rack was not a permanent clothing rack, but a transportation rack for moving clothing from rack to rack or from the stock room, and not for customer use.
Elliot’s lawyer, Elliot M. Buckner, of Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana and Buckner, is arguing that the Wal-Mart manager and employees “Failed to use ordinary care to have the store in a reasonably safe condition for Plaintiff’s use.”
Buckner claims in the suit that Elliot sustained “significant injuries and damages,” including “physical pain and mental anguish, past, present, and that which she may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future; medical expenses; humiliation and/or embarrassment” as well as others.
Buckner did not return calls seeking comment.
Kaitlin Mayhew is a BizSense reporter. Please send news tips to [email protected]