Walmart shopper alleges straws on floor caused injury

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 22, 2017

PRINCETON – A Princeton man alleges he was injured while shopping in Walmart.

Joshua Robbins filed a complaint July 24 in Mercer Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was shopping at defendant's store in Princeton on July 23, 2015, when fell on straws that was scattered on the floor. He alleges he sustained significant injuries and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff holds Wal-Mart Stores Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently allowed the straws to remain on the floor, creating a hazardous condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for compensatory damages. He is represented by James J. Palmer III of The Palmer Law Firm in Bluefield. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Mark Wills.

Mercer Circuit Court Case number 17-C-292

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