Mechanical bull rider seeks $1 million from Sunny Flea Market over thumb injury

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 5, 2018

HOUSTON – A Jefferson County resident alleges his thumb was "ripped" off because of cords in a mechanical bull at a Houston flea market.

Carlos Arteaga Zamudio filed a complaint on May 24 in the Harris County District Court against Sunny Flea Market Inc. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 6, he was riding defendant's mechanical bull and was thrown off while his thumb was stuck in a bundle of cords attached to the bull. The suit states the plaintiff's thumb was "ripped from his hand" and he needed immediate medical attention.

The plaintiff holds Sunny Flea Market Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to operate the mechanical bull in a reasonable manner and failed to pay attention to the plaintiff while he was riding.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $1 million and such other and further relief to which he may show himself justly entitled. He is represented by Malachi Daws and Judson Daws of The Daws Law Firm in Beaumont.

Harris County District Court case number 2018-34835

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