John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Feb. 25, 2013, 12:52pm

GALVESTON - Galveston County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Barbara Roberts approved a motion for continuance that was recently submitted in a Galveston woman's head injury lawsuit, recent court records show.

The Feb. 18 order resets the scheduled trial date for the suit between Kayla Langford, John Eanes and Galveston Automotive Professionals Inc. for March 25.

Langford is suing the island automotive business and Eanes in response to a head injury she supposedly sustained during a visit on Dec. 14, 2010.

According to the original petition, the plaintiff 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 suit 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 defendants formally denied Langford's allegations.

All parties requested the continuance earlier this month so they could conduct further discovery, designate experts and conduct mediation, asserting there "has been limited paper discovery and only one deposition taken to date."

"The parties are attempting to resolve this matter short of trial, but have been unsuccessful to date," the Feb. 5 motion says.

Attorney Christopher C. Garcia with Mills Shirley L.L.P. in Galveston is representing the defendants.

Cause No. 67,096

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