John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jun. 26, 2013, 1:48pm

HOUSTON - In light of injuries he allegedly sustained from an elevator, Harris County resident Richard Gamino pursues legal action.

A lawsuit targeting Transwestern and Schindler Elevator Corp. was filed April 18 in Harris County District Court.

The Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas received the litigation on June 18.

Gamino works in the building known as Four Oaks Place which is owned by Transwestern.

According to the suit, on Dec. 15, 2011, the door of a freight elevator at the facilities manufactured and maintained by Schindler malfunctioned and "abruptly and forcefully" closed on the plaintiff.

The incident in question purportedly left him with head and neck injuries and in an unconscious state.

"The defective condition of the elevator posed an unreasonably dangerous condition, constituting a product defect and a premises defect, resulting in an unreasonable risk of harm of which the defendants were fully aware," the original petition says.

It insists that Gamino did nothing to cause the subject event.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Byron M. Buchanan of The Buchanan Law Office P.C. in Houston is representing the complainant.

Case No. 4:13-CV-1779

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