John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Feb. 22, 2013, 11:20am

GALVESTON - A Round Rock man claims he injured himself at Moody Gardens last year and has filed suit, recent court documents say.

In a lawsuit filed Feb. 21 in Galveston County District Court, Lon Ganster blames Moody Gardens for a fall he purportedly took at its aquarium facility on July 1, 2012.

Ganster and his children were in the midst of a visit to the Galveston attraction just as the event in question occurred.

According to the suit, inadequate lighting made it difficult for the complainant to see the floor.

"As he took a step forward, because of the poor lighting, he was unable to see that level of the floor changed and that there were steps ahead," the original petition says.

"The steps were not lit or marked in any way, and as a result, the plaintiff fell to the floor and sustained serious injuries."

Ganster says the alleged incident inflicted "serious" injuries upon him, "particularly to his right knee."

He blames the respondent for failing to cordon off the area in question and failing to provide hand railings along the stairs in the area he asserts where he hurt himself.

Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Attorney Michael E. Grimes with Michael E. Grimes P.C. in Round Rock is representing Ganster.

Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Michelle Slaughter is presiding over the case.

Case No. 13-CV-261

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