HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing Houston apartment complex operators, alleging their negligence led to the plaintiff being assaulted. 

Porfirio Hinestroza-Viveros filed a complaint Jan. 23 in Harris County District Court against Woodscape Investment Ltd., doing business as Woodscape Apartments and Does 1-5, alleging they breached their duty to provide a safe premises.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 24. 2015, Hinestroza-Viveros was entering his apartment at 9707 Gessner Drive, Houston, when he was robbed and brutally assaulted by two assailants. As a result of the incident, the suit says, the plaintiff sustained severe personal injuries. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to ensure the safety of their tenants and/or invitees and failed to investigate and/or monitor criminal activities on the area surrounding of the property.

Hinestroza-Viveros seeks trial by jury, monetary relief of $200,000 and $1 million, plus all other just and equitable relief. He is represented by attorneys Cynthia Frederick and Ronald Fitzgerald of The Frederick Law Firm PLLC in Houston.

Harris County District Court Case number 2017-04355

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