Defendants blamed for local woman's parking lot fall deny responsibility

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 4, 2013

GALVESTON - The defendants in a lawsuit stemming from a Texas City woman's alleged fall in a La Marque parking lot formally refute her allegations, recent court records show.

Brenda Gregorcyk is suing Movie Palace Inc. and Houston resident Paul White, doing business as Night Moves, in response to the Oct. 21, 2011, event in question.

Gregorcyk claims “a large crack in the parking lot” caused her to lose her footing and injure her shoulder, head and body, stating the respondents failed to light the area.

She consequently seeks $800,000 in damages.

The defendants' original answer filed Nov. 22 counters that the plaintiff failed to keep a lookout as well as neglected to take "adequate precautions to assure her safety."

Her reported injuries occurred either before or after the event for which she sues, the five-page document adds.

Attorney Paul Miller of Miller, James, Miller & Hornsby LLP in Texarkana is representing the defendants.

Attorney Steve Engelhardt of Engelhardt Law PLLC in Houston is representing Gregorcyk.

Galveston County 122nd District Court Judge John Ellisor is presiding.

Case No. 13-CV-1255

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