A Jefferson County woman is suing after tripping and falling outside of her apartment complex.

Emily Dobbs filed suit May 20 in the Jefferson County District Court against Realtex Development Corp., Realtex Development Southeast LLC, Colton Commercial USA Inc., M&G Reconstruction, Jerald Geiger Jr., FSC Pavement Marking, Donald Pleasant Sr. and Donald Pleasant Jr. 

According to the complaint, on Dec. 17, 2012, Dobbs was walking outside her apartment complex at 3200 Turtle Creek Drive in Port Arthur, owned by defendant Realtex, when she tripped on a sprinkler head and a hole in the ground which she alleges was caused by defendants M&G Reconstruction, Colton Commercial and FSC who were working on the sidewalk.

Because of the incident Dobbs was injured, suffered lost wages and incurred medical costs, the suit states.

She is accusing the defendants of failing to complete the sidewalk work in a safe manner and failing to warn pedestrians of the hazardous condition. Dobbs is seeking damages of more than $200,000 and interest.

She is being represented by attorney Cody A. Dishon of Provost Umphrey Law Firm LLP.

Jefferson County District Court Case No. D198-727


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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