Galveston apartments sued over woman's injury

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jul. 29, 2011, 7:47am

GALVESTON - A Michigan woman is suing a Seabrook apartment complex over injuries she sustained at its premises last year.

Joan Galway of Farmington, Mich., claims she hurt herself the night of July 5, 2010, at Vista Shores Apartments where she was a tenant, a lawsuit filed against LNR Partners Inc. July 15 in Galveston County District Court says.

Galway recalls exiting her apartment and heading toward her vehicle prior to the alleged incident.

The original petition states that she was seriously injured as a result of a dangerous condition created by the removal of a drainage or sewer cover as well as poor lighting.

The respondent "negligently permitted the cover to the drainage system to be removed leaving an unprotected opening through which the plaintiff fell, negligently or willfully allowed such condition to continue and negligently or willfully failed to warn the plaintiff of the condition of the parking surface and negligently failed to provide proper lighting for the parking area," the suit says.

"This condition existed despite the fact that the defendant or the defendant's agents knew or should have known of the existence of the aforementioned condition and there was likelihood of a person being injured as occurred to the plaintiff."

Consequently, Galway seeks unspecified monetary damages.

She is represented by attorney George D. Martin of Galveston.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County 212th District Court Judge Susan Criss.

Case No. 11-cv-1165

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