Woman Files Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit Against JCPenney

Woman files personal injury suit against JCPenneyA Mississippi woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against JCPenney in which she alleges that the company was negligent in allowing her to slip on water inside the company’s Slidell, Louisiana store.

Dovie Williams was allegedly in the Slidell JCPenney in April, the Louisiana Record reports. She went into the store’s restroom and allegedly slipped on water that had accumulated on the floor of the facility, according to the news source.

Williams claims that the fall caused her serious injuries, including a fractured ankle and a debilitating knee injury. She also claims she may need surgery as a result of the fall.

Williams is reportedly seeking more than $500,000 in damages for medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, court costs, emotional pain and loss of enjoyment of life, according to the news provider. She has accused JCPenney of knowing about the hazardous conditions in the store’s bathroom, but being negligent in remedying the situation.

According to the Mayo Clinic, a broken or fractured ankle is an injury that varies in severity. In the worst cases, surgery can be required to implant pins or rods to maintain position of the bones during the healing process.