Wal-Mart Complaint - Wet Floors
RADCLIFF, KENTUCKY -- I was at Wal Mart shopping with my family on Nov 11th. I wasn't feeling well so my wife and I went to our truck to let me rest for a second. I had just had neck surgery ( fusion of c-5 through c-7.) When we re-entered the store we looked and seen our kids at the McDonalds it was to our left so we proceeded to go meet them as we walked in front of the cash registers our kids met us,as we turned to walk away we passed the restrooms there was a water cooler outside the restroom doors. There was about a 1/4" of water on the floor. I slipped and almost fell. I caught myself on the water cooler,twisting my back.The girls at the cash register ran up with a roll of paper towels and started cleaning up the spill. One of them informed me it had been leaking for a very long time and she wished they would get it fixed. The manager offered me help and said they would pay for any medical attention I needed. My wife helped me outside and took me home. When I got home my back started hurting really bad as well as my neck, she callled an ambulance and I was taken to the Hospital. Since I had a pre-existing injury wal mart offered me $500. My ambulance bill was $420 my hospital visit was $600 and my x-rays ws $400. They did re-offer and told me that they would give me $1,000 and that's it. I explained my bills and I was off on work comp. They really don't care.So be careful and always watch where you walk in their stores. We have went back several times over the course of 5 months and the drinking fountain was still leaking.