Trip-and-Fall Suit Filed Against Art Museum

Personal injury suit filed against museumA woman has filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, claiming that the museum is liable for a fall she sustained after tripping over allegedly uneven flooring on the museum’s premises.

Geraldine Beckett seeks damages for past and future medical expenses, physical and mental pain and suffering, impairment and disfigurement that were allegedly caused by the fall she sustained, the Southeast Texas Record reports.

In her personal injury lawsuit, Beckett claims that she was attending a function at the museum. While she was trying to enter the building, she tripped over allegedly uneven pavement and fell. She claims the museum is liable, since it allegedly did not properly maintain the flooring area or warn the public of the uneven flooring. She is represented by a personal injury attorney.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are a largely preventable public health hazard. Injury rates stemming from falls are reportedly higher among older adults, and women are reportedly more likely to be injured in a nonfatal fall than men.