Parents claim daughter injured at Chick-Fil-A

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Feb. 6, 2012, 8:14am


GALVESTON - Christy and Jeff Galyean have filed suit against a local Chick-Fil-A franchise in response to injuries sustained by their young daughter.

In a lawsuit filed against Charles Gibson, doing business as Chick-Fil-A, on Jan. 25 in Galveston County District Court, the Galyeans assert that their child, Peyton, hurt herself at the defendant's Kemah eatery on Oct. 25.

Recent court documents show the little girl, who joins her parents as a co-plaintiff in the case, visited the restaurant as part of a school function.

The suit states the minor went to the establishment's playroom as soon as she arrived, and she and other children began playing on a bench.

"This bench was not part of the play system, but an area for individuals to sit in the room," the suit says.

"The children, including Peyton, were climbing up on the bench and using the piping/tubing as a kind of 'monkey bar'."

The original petition adds the piping/tubing was also not included in the playroom apparatus and reports that the child fell to the floor as she hung onto the covered tubing.

"When she hit the floor, she severely broke her left wrist, arm and shoulder," the suit says.

The elder plaintiffs say their daughter required surgery after the alleged incident.

Consequently, they seek unspecified monetary damages.

Attorney Tom Gehring of Austin is representing the Galyeans.

Galveston County 10th District Court Judge David Garner is presiding over the case.

Case No. 12-cv-0107

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