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Woman sues Magnolia Market for head injury

A San Antonio woman who says she suffered serious head injuries at the Magnolia Market in Waco is suing the popular tourist destination.

Nancy Brown is seeking from $100,000 to $200,000 in damages in her lawsuit, filed Monday in Waco’s 414th State District Court.

Brock Murphy, a Magnolia Market spokesman, said Tuesday he was unaware of the lawsuit and declined comment.

The lawsuit, filed on Brown’s behalf by San Antonio attorney Michael R. Rowland, says Brown was visiting the Magnolia Market at the Silos, 601 Webster Ave., on June 14, 2016, and was injured in the outdoor dining area.

“Plaintiff, while on defendant’s premises, suffered serious and permanent bodily injuries as a direct result of the dangerous condition created by the height and steel rods used for the canopies which are affixed to picnic tables located in an outdoor dining area on defendant’s premises,” the lawsuit alleges.

“Specifically, plaintiff, when attempting to sit down at said tables, plaintiff’s head hit the low hanging and concealed steel rods, thereby causing plaintiff to suffer serious bodily injuries,” according to the lawsuit.

Rowland did not return phone messages left at his office Tuesday.

The lawsuit alleges that Magnolia Market at the Silos, created by HGTV “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, produced “the dangerous condition, negligently allowed the area to become dangerous, negligently permitted such dangerous condition to exist and failed to adequately warn Brown of the dangerous condition.”

Brown is seeking damages for past and future medical expenses, past and future physical pain and mental anguish, and past and future physical and mental impairment.

City of Waco officials estimate 25,000 to 30,000 people a week visit Magnolia Market at the Silos.



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