Texas woman files personal injury lawsuit against Wal-Mart after shopping cart injury

A Texas woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Wal-Mart alleging she was injured when a store employee rammed a rack of carts into her.

The plaintiff, Betty E. Wheat, was shopping at a Wal-Mart on January 9, 2008. Wheat was retrieving a shopping cart when, according to her Texas personal injury lawsuit, a Wal-Mart employee was using a machine to move several shopping carts, ramming them into a stationary rack of carts. The stationary rack of carts, in turn, slammed into Wheat.

Wheat claims the force of the impact caused her to fall to the ground and injure her hip. According to the suit, Wheat was transported by ambulance to the emergency room the next day. She was hospitalized for nine days as she underwent treatment and testing.

In her Texas personal injury lawsuit, Wheat is claiming that Wal-Mart is responsible for its employee’s actions under the doctrine of respondeat superior.

The personal injury lawsuit accuses the employee of negligence in failing to keep a proper lookout and failing to maintain a clear and reasonable distance between Wheat and the moving equipment.

Wheat is seeking a variety of damages including medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment and loss of household services.

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