Downtown Houston apartment complex sued after garage door collapses on resident

By John Suayan | Apr 19, 2018

HOUSTON – Barely a week after a metal garage door at his downtown Houston apartment complex allegedly collapsed on him, Nicholas Bauman has filed a lawsuit.

Bauman faults Houston House Limited Partnership for the condition of the tracked garage door, which he says would not completely open for his vehicle on Apr. 13.

Per recent court documents, the resident was prompted to manually open the door.

“The garage door collapsed suddenly and without warning,” the original petition says. “The extremely heavy door violently struck Bauman in the head then struck his neck and back.”

Houston Fire Department paramedics transported the plaintiff to Ben Taub Hospital where he was treated for head trauma, neck pain, and back pain.

“Despite the sound medical care received to date, Bauman continues to suffer from pain in his head, neck, and back and is saddled with severe bouts of grogginess, sleepiness, and unsteadiness in his gait,” the suit says.

It faults the defendant for failing to warn about the door.

Consequently, Bauman seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by Clifford D. Peel, II of The Peel Law Firm in Houston.

Harris County 190th District Court Case No. 2018-26181

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