Injured woman seeks $660K, including $425K for pain and mental anguish

By David Yates | Sep 21, 2011

A Vidor woman is suing CMC Recycling for injuries she received when she slipped on a scrap metal scale.

Seeking more than $660,000 in damages, Patricia Adams filed suit against Commercial Metals, doing business as CMC, on Sept. 16 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Sept. 22, 2009, Adams drove a pickup truck loaded with scrap metal to CMC's Beaumont facility, where she was directed to drive up onto a scale.

In her suit, Adams says it had been raining that day and a voice on a loudspeaker instructed her to exit the vehicle and present her drivers license to the office.

"Having exited from the ... truck, plaintiff took a few steps ... and turned to her right to walk towards the office," the suit states. "As she walked towards the slope that led to the office, she suddenly slipped and fell on the wet scale."

The suit accuses the defendant of negligently failing to warn Adams of the danger of walking on a wet scale and for instructing her to do so.

Adams is seeking $90,000 in medical expenses, $425,000 for her mental anguish and physical pain, $24,000 in loss of household services, plus $125,000 for her impairment.

Houston attorney Alex Alessie represents her.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B190-922

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