TIFTON — The largest retailer in the world said it was “disappointed” with a verdict awarding more than $250,000 to a Tift County woman in a lawsuit and is considering its options.
A judgment in federal court awarded Pamela Golding $259,000 after she sued Walmart for a May 18, 2017, incident at the Walmart Supercenter in Tifton, according to court documents.
Golding slipped on a wet spot, causing her to fall, court documents show.
“As a result of Defendants’ negligence, Plaintiff suffered serious and permanent personal injuries to her body,” the lawsuit claimed.
In filings requesting a summary judgment in August, Walmart claimed it did not know about the spill that caused the slippage and had a “reasonable inspection procedure in place” when Golding fell.
“We take the safety of our customers seriously. We respectfully disagree with the verdict. We plan to file post-trial motions and are considering our next steps,” said Randy Hargrove, senior director of national media relations for Walmart.