Wal-Mart Sued By Woman Who Allegedly Tripped Over Rug

Wal-Mart Sued By Woman Who Allegedly Tripped Over RugA Wal-Mart shopper has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the mega-retailer after she allegedly tripped and fell over a folded rug in a Louisiana store.

Brenda Hagans claims the incident occurred in October of 2010 while she was shopping in a Wal-Mart store in Hammond, Louisiana, the Louisiana Record reports. On the store's premises, she allegedly tripped over a black, folded rug and fell to her knees. A store associate then helped her up and informed a manager of the incident, the suit states.

Hagans seeks to be compensated for physical pain, bodily injury, medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, fear, embarrassment and aggravation. She claims that the fact that the rug was folded up caused her to fall, and she accuses the defendants, which include several unknown store associates, of failing to keep the floor safe and free of hidden obstacles, according to the news source. She is represented by a personal injury attorney. 

According to the Wal-Mart website, the corporation operates 8,969 retail outlets in 15 countries. Its stores reportedly employ 2.1 million people worldwide.