When a company opens a parking garage to the public, it is generally responsible for maintaining a safe environment for everyone nearby. If hazardous or unsafe conditions lead to an accident, the result could be catastrophic. A woman has recently filed a premises liability lawsuit against a company after a faulty cable barrier reportedly allowed her car to fall seven stories in a Texas parking garage.
According to the lawsuit, the woman’s vehicle fell seven stories with her inside after traveling through a cable barrier. This comes after the company allegedly failed to perform maintenance on the barriers following a similar incident that took place the previous year. An investigation into the matter allegedly uncovered several loose cables, along with violations to safety codes at the garage.
Authorities say that the woman’s car went straight through the cables and collided with a nearby building before falling to the ground. She survived the crash, but reportedly suffered serious injuries in the process, some of which have led to permanent damages. She has accused the company of negligence and is seeking over $1 million in damages.
Those who suffer serious injuries on account of negligence may wish to seek accountability through the civil justice system, but the process can be challenging to navigate, especially alone. By speaking with an experienced attorney, a client in Texas could obtain some much-needed advice on the best course of action to take moving forward. An attorney can evaluate a clients injuries and financial needs and assist in pursuing the compensation deserved through a premises liability claim against the party or parties deemed culpable.
Source: chron.com, “Lawsuit filed after Texas woman’s car falls from seven-story parking structure“, William Axford, Aug. 23, 2017