Woman Sues After Stairs Collapse at Apartment Complex Causing Serious Injuries

On July 6, 2021, a Texas resident filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against Vista 2016 LLC doing business as Mira Vista Apartments, Texas Excel Property Management LLC, Texas Excel Property Management Services Corporation, and TXMV2017 LLC (hereinafter “Defendants”). The woman asserts causes of action for premises liability and negligence against the Defendants as a result of a stair collapse incident that occurred at the Mira Vista Apartments Defendants’ `property. The Defendants owned, operated, and/or managed the Mira Vista Apartments at the time of the incident. The stair collapse caused the woman to fall resulting in serious injuries.

On April 21, 2020, according to the lawsuit, the woman visited a friend at the Mira Vista Apartments in Houston, Texas. The petition states that, while the woman was walking down a flight of stairs, the stairs collapsed beneath her, causing her to fall. As a result of the fall incident, the woman asserts she suffered serious and lasting injuries.

In the lawsuit, the woman alleges the Defendants’ negligence at the time of the incident was a proximate cause of the incident. More specifically, the woman claims the Defendants duty to exercise the degree of care that a person of ordinary prudence would use to avoid harm to others under the circumstances, similar to those described in her petition, including failure to inspect the premises, failure to make safe a dangerous condition, failing to warn customers of a dangerous condition, and otherwise failing to maintain its premises in a safe condition. The woman claims that the Defendants negligently, carelessly, and recklessly disregarded that duty.

The woman further claims that she was an invitee on the Defendant’s premises, that the Defendants were possessors of the premises at the time of her injury, that the unsafe conditions made the basis of her lawsuit posed an unreasonable risk, and Defendants knew or should have known that the dangerous condition of the stairs posed an unreasonable risk of harm to her and others.  The woman further asserts that the Defendants’ negligence resulted in her injuries and damages claimed in the lawsuit.

At the time of the incident, the Defendants had a duty to keep and maintain the premises in a safe condition. Due to the condition of the stairs, the woman asserts, the Mira Vista Apartments premises was not safe for invitees.

The woman seeks monetary relief for damages resulting from medical care and expenses both past and future, physical pain and suffering both past and future, mental anguish, physical impairment, disfigurement, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity, among others.

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