Galveston head injury lawsuit ends days before scheduled trial date

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 1, 2013

GALVESTON - Days before it was to go to trial, a local woman's head injury lawsuit was settled. 

Kayla Langford had her motion to dismiss Galveston Automotive Professionals Inc. and John Eanes approved by Galveston County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Barbara Roberts on March 15, effectively ending the litigation a year and a week after it was launched.

Langford originally sought damages after she hurt herself during a visit to the defendants' business.

Her suit, filed March 6, 2012, stated that the plaintiff went to make a delivery at the business and entered the facilities through an industrial metal garage door, which she claimed was the only door to access or exit the premises.

According to the original petition, the garage door "suddenly and without warning" struck the complainant in the head, knocked her to the ground and caused a severe laceration.

The respondents subsequently countered in a formal rebuttal that the conditions of which

Langford complained were open and obvious and the subject accident was unavoidable, denying that conditions posed an unreasonable risk of harm given the circumstances.

A jury trial was scheduled for March 25 as a result of Roberts granting the parties' motion of continuance last month.

Langford's motion, submitted March 14, says the plaintiff resolved all of her claims against the auto business and has no desire to proceed with the case.


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