Matt Russell Jul. 5, 2014, 1:07pm

A lawsuit has been filed after a woman allegedly fell during a job interview. 

Avis W. Lamotte filed suit June 16 in Jefferson County District Court against Port Arthur Elderly Housing Corp., O.W. Collins Apartments and the city of Port Arthur.  According to the complaint, the plaintiff was on the defendants' property at 732 W. 17th St., Port Arthur, on Oct. 1, 2012, for a job interview. During her visit she slipped on a liquid on the floor and sustained serious injuries, the suit states.

The defendants are accused of failing to properly maintain the floor, failing to give adequate warning to the plaintiff, failing to remove the slippery substance, failing to provide adequate lighting and failing to properly train or supervise employees to keep the premises reasonably safe.

Lamotte is seeking damages of more than $200,000 but less than $1 million. She is represented by Houston attorneys James M. Lassiter II and Timothy M. McHale of Lassiter Law Firm.

Jefferson County District Court Case No. B195-800 This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and it represents only one side of the story.

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