GALVESTON - Friendswood local Kathleen Benson says she sustained an eye injury last year while working in her front yard and blames it on a Houston contractor.
According to a lawsuit filed Oct. 4 in Galveston County District Court, Dennie Jefferson Teer left behind pieces of concrete on the ground after installing a fence at Benson's property in October 2011.
While the plaintiff was mowing her lawn on March 26, 2012, the suit says, she ran over a hidden piece of concrete left on the premises by the defendant, which was ejected from the lawnmower and into her eye.
"The defendant intentionally and voluntarily caused an unauthorized entry of pieces of concrete onto the real property owned by the plaintiff," the original petition says.
It also faults the respondent, doing business as The Fence, Deck and Patio Co., for failing to warn Benson as well as failing to remove the concrete.
Consequently, the claimant seeks unspecified monetary damages.
Benson is represented by attorney Randall O. Sorrels of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend in Houston.
The litigation has been assigned to Galveston County 10th District Court Judge Kerry L. Neves.
Case No. 13-CV-1280