Galveston woman says auto company's garage door closed on her head

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Mar. 12, 2012, 11:13am

GALVESTON - A local woman claims she suffered a head injury during a visit to a Galveston automotive business more than a year ago, recent court documents say.

In a lawsuit filed March 6 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 2, Kayla Langford claims that the garage door at Galveston Automotive Professionals Inc. hit her on the head on Dec. 14, 2010.

Galveston resident John Eanes, an agent of the respondent, is a co-defendant in the case.

According to the complaint, Langford went to make a delivery at the business and entered the facilities through an industrial metal garage door, which she claims was the only door to access or exit the premises.

"While she was exiting, plaintiff Kayla Langford was suddenly and without warning struck in the head by the industrial metal garage door knocking her to the ground, causing a severe laceration to her head," the original petition says.

"The garage door was automatically closed by a garage door opener pushed by an employee of the business that was physically inside of the building."

The complainant suffers permanent disfigurement as a result of the event in question, the suit says.

Consequently, Langford seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by Bettison, Doyle, Apffel & Guarino.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Barbara Roberts.

Cause No. 67,096

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