Second continuance granted in suit claiming woman tossed from golf cart

David Yates May 16, 2013, 1:35pm

In June 2010, Patsy Ann Monson filed suit against Greenlawn Memorial Park, claiming she was thrown from a golf cart driven by one of its employees. 

Two years later, on May 15, 2012, Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, granted a continuance in the case, removing the case from the June docket and setting it for trial sometime in the winter.

However, on Nov. 13 Judge Floyd granted a second motion for continuance, this time putting the case on his June 2013 trial docket, court papers say.

Court records show Monson filed the second motion for continuance on Nov. 9, stating that she is still recovering from a stroke, which was the reason given in her first motion.

According to the suit, Monson claims a Greenlawn Memorial Park employee was taking her in a golf cart to view a cemetery lot that was for sale in July 2009 when the incident occurred.

“While on the golf cart, Plaintiff was violently thrown from the golf cart, injuring her neck, back, knee and body generally,” the suit filed June 23 in Jefferson County District Court states.

In her suit, Monson blames the park for causing her injuries, saying it or its employee negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to drive the golf cart in a safe manner, failed to apply brakes to avoid the collision and drove inattentively.

Monson is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Michael R. McGown of Benckenstein, Norvell and Nathan in Beaumont represents her.

Case No. E187-128

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