Injured man claims lot attendant told him to park in dark area
GALVESTON - A Galveston County man blames his injuries from a fall in the parking lot of a local convention center on the facility's owner.
William Cader's personal injury lawsuit against Moody Gardens Inc. says darkness contributed to the incident in question on Aug. 3, 2008.
His suit was filed March 11 in Galveston County District Court.
According to court papers, Cader was returning to his vehicle after watching a show at the Moody Gardens Convention Center when he fell.
The plaintiff alleges that a security guard had directed him to park in the dark spot.
"The plaintiff was returning to his vehicle, which was parked where a security guard had directed him to park, the lights were out in the parking lot, and the plaintiff fell over a curb he was unable to see in the dark parking lot," the original petition says.
"As a result of this trip and fall on the defendant's premises, the plaintiff suffered serious and permanent injuries."
Cader additionally claims that he suffered mental anguish and losses of earning capacity and ability to perform household services.
He is represented by League City attorney Chad Matthews.
The case has been assigned to Galveston County 212th District Court Judge Susan Criss.