After exiting his vehicle at an apartment complex, Michael Varing tripped over a speed bump. 

On Dec. 3, Varing filed suit against Chateau Residential in Jefferson County District Court, alleging the speed bump was out of place and the quality of light in the parking lot was poor.

According to the lawsuit, on Aug. 31 Varing arrived at the apartment complex to visit a friend. He exited his vehicle and while traversing the parking lot he tripped and fell over a broken speed bump.

“In addition, the lighting in the parking lot was of poor quality and plaintiff did not see the misplaced piece of broken up concrete…,” the suit states, adding that the defendant negligently failed to inspect and maintain its premises.

On top of punitive damages, the plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages.

Attorney John Werner of the Beaumont law firm Reaud, Morgan & Quinn represents him.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E193-667

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