Tenant sues PA town homes after falling through floor

David Yates Dec. 6, 2007, 5:00am

Tim Ferguson

A former tenant living at Port Arthur Town Homes claims her floor collapsed, causing her to fall through hole and injure herself.

Linda Blue has filed suit against the property company, claiming Port Arthur Town Homes failed to repair the dangerous condition. Her suit was filed with the Jefferson County District Court on Dec. 5.

According to the plaintiff's original petition, on May 7, 2007, Blue suffered serious injuries when the floor in her then-residence at Port Arthur Town Homes collapsed, "causing her to fall through the floor."

"As a result of her fall, plaintiff suffered significant injuries, including mid and low back pain with pain in both legs…and muscle spasms," the suit said.

"The condition of the floor…posed an unreasonable risk of harm to plaintiff. In fact, defendant knew of the defect and unreasonable risk of harm, and knew or should have known of the danger at the time of plaintiff's fall. The injuries to Blue were entirely preventable by defendant."

The suit continues by asserting Port Arthur Town Homes was negligent for failing to remedy the dangerous condition.

Blue is suing for exemplary damages, plus past and future medical expenses, physical pain, impairment, disfigurement, lost wages and mental anguish.

She is represented by attorney Timothy Ferguson.

Ferguson is the founding member of the Southeast Texas law firm of Ferguson Firm with Texas offices located in Beaumont and Jasper.

A board certified specialist in personal injury and civil trial law, Ferguson concentrates his practice upon plaintiffs' personal injury matters, including insurance denial claims, child injury incidents, serious commercial trucking accidents, Jones Act (seamen injuries), defective products claims, industrial incidents to class action litigation, the firm's Web site said.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th Judicial District, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D180-857

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