Claiming he tripped over an "unmarked step two years ago," Gerald Corley has filed suit against La Cantina Mexican Grill.

The suit was filed April 1 in Jefferson County District Court. The suit also names the restaurant's owner, Rodrigo Bravo Sr., as a defendant.

According to his lawsuit, on April 14, 2009, Corley was entering the La Cantina Mexican Grill in Beaumont when "he tripped and stumbled over an unmarked step," injuring himself.

The suit does not state how Corley was injured, only that the restaurant had a duty to safeguard patrons and warn them of the dangers of an unmarked step.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Jonathan Juhan represents the plaintiff.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A189-702

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