A Collinsville Walmart employee’s slip and fall lawsuit against the store was dismissed with prejudice by Madison County Circuit Judge Sarah Smith on April 1.
Plaintiff Stephanie Mosley filed suit March 25, 2020, claiming that on her lunch break on Feb. 14, 2020, she slipped on water in a public area of the store and suffered injuries to her left shoulder, arm, and hand.
Represented by Keith Short of Alton, Mosley later amended her complaint to add Jolly Roofing and Contracting Co. as a defendant that had been hired by Walmart ot repair a leaking roof.
In its answer to Mosley’s complaint, Walmart argued she was contributorily negligent and should be barred from recovering damages because her fault was more than 50 percent of the proximate cause of the injury, and that if it had any liability it would have been less than 25 percent of total fault.
According to the case docket, Jolly Roofing did not answer Mosley’s complaint. Smith granted Mosley default judgment against the contractor on Feb. 18.
She also granted Walmart’s motion for leave to file a claim for contribution against Jolly Roofing and Contracting on Feb. 23.
Mosley claimed that she had spent money on medical expenses and would continue to do so, according to her complaint.
Her lawsuit sought more than $50,000 in damages.
This article was first published in Madison Record.