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Customer cites restaurant for fall, injuries

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 1, 2015

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A Galveston County resident has sued a restaurant for injuries attributed to a 2013 fall on the premises.

Frances Wise filed a lawsuit March 18 in Galveston County District Court against Jackie’s Brickhouse, alleging negligence and premises liability.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 1, 2013, Wise was a patron at the restaurant/sports bar at 1053 Marina Bay Drive, Kemah, when she slipped and fell, a fall that was caused by improperly constructed decking. Complaining of physical injuries, pain and suffering, the suit says, Wise was subjected to medical expenses in aftermath of the accident.

Wise alleges the defendant failed to exercise ordinary care in its ownership and operation of the establishment, specifically by: failure to install handrails on the decking; create visual barriers to guide walkers and prevent them from falling off the deck; and install proper lighting to illuminate the area. She also cites improper staff training.

Wise seeks: $75,000 in compensation for medical expenses; $175,000 for pain and anguish; $175,000 for disfigurement or impairment; and $50,000 for loss of wages and earning capacity; attorney fees; expenses, and costs. She is represented by attorney Scot Dollinger of Dollinger Law in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 15-CV-0278

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