Worker files lawsuit following forklift accident, alleges incident rendered him partially paralyzed

By John Suayan | Oct 19, 2018

HOUSTON – Claiming he was ejected from a forklift he was trying to deliver to a hardware business last year, Harris County resident Lawrence Butler has filed a lawsuit.

Butler blames the Nov. 17, 2017 incident on Davco Fastener Co. and Bridge Commercial Real Estate LLC. His suit lists Davco as the recipient of the forklift and Bridge as the leaser and manager of the property where he was supposedly injured.

According to Butler, Davco instructed him to drive the forklift up the rear ramp of their warehouse. A hole on the ramp prevented the plaintiff was completing the task, forcing him to put the forklift in reverse, the complaint says.

The plaintiff asserts that the hole caused the forklift to turn and eject him.

Because of the subject event, the suit says, Butler “is now partially paralyzed and cannot work or provide for his family.”

Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by the law firm Williams, Kherkher, Hart, Boundas, L.L.P. in Houston.

Harris County 61st District Court Case No. 2018-75228

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