HOUSTON – A Texas man claims an on-the-job foot injury he sustained at a race track in Austin last year nearly resulted in amputation and has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $2 million.

Jesus Alvarez’s suit, which was filed on Apr. 17 in the Harris County 125th District Court, pins the Sept. 21, 2017 event in question on Shaffer Sports and Events and Outback Sports.

Alvarez says he was installing equipment when he lost his footing, tripped backwards, and fell on his back and neck. He allegedly hurt his foot to the point “it almost required amputation.”

The plaintiff faults the defendants for not providing the proper equipment or safety procedures to complete the task.

A jury trial is requested.

Anthony G. Buzbee and Christopher J. Leavitt of The Buzbee Law Firm in Houston are representing Alvarez.

Harris County 125th District Court Case No. 2018-25683

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