Woman trips over restaurant ramp, alleges not properly color-coded

David Yates Jul. 10, 2011, 5:11am

Shirley Durmon has filed a trip-and-fall lawsuit against Monterey House, claiming the Mexican restaurant failed to properly color-code its access ramp.

The suit was filed June 30 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Nov. 5 Durmon was "an invitee on" Monterey House's premises on 11th Street in Beaumont when she tripped over a ramp outside the restaurant.

The suit alleges the defendant failed to follow city guidelines and properly color-code the ramp to increase its visibility

"The defendant failed to paint the ramp in the proper, color-coded manner in volition of the building code of the city of Beaumont," the suit states.

The plaintiff is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, lost wages and disfigurement, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Curtis Leister of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn represents her.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E190-430

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