A Galveston County woman is suing a couple over an elevator accident she alleges left her injured.
Rebecca Klosowsky filed a complaint July 1 in Galveston County District Court against Jerry Thompson and Cheryl Thompson of Santa Fe, alleging premises negligence and reckless disregard of duty in a 2014 injury that she says resulted from a sudden multistory elevator drop caused by faulty apparatus.
According to the complaint, on Oct. 13, 2014, Klosowsky, who leased a residence from the defendants at 1129 Redfish, Bayou Vista, entered the building’s elevator on an upper floor and when she pushed the button to operate the elevator, it dropped to the lower level suddenly and without warning. The suit says Klosowsky incurred substantial injuries as a result of the sudden drop.
The plaintiff alleges the couple supplied their tenants with an improperly designed elevator unit, failed to inspect, maintain and keep it in good repair, and created a dangerous condition on the leased premises without warning Klosowsky.
The suit says the plaintiff sustained pain and suffering, anguish, impairment, disfigurement, lost wages and earning capacity, and medical expenses.
Klosowsky seeks between $200,000 and $1 million in compensation, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, expenses and costs.
She is represented by attorney Ramzey Zein-Eldin of Galveston.
Galveston County District Court case number CV-0074590.