Lubbock Settles Woman’s Texas Tech Injury Claim For $80K

December 27, 2013

The city of Lubbock has agreed to pay $80,000 in a settlement with a woman injured when she stepped into a hole on her way out of a Texas Tech football game.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported that the Lubbock City Council approved the settlement last week for Eva Montez.

Montez sued the city after she was hurt in Nov. 2010 leaving a Texas Tech game. She alleged that she stepped into a hole left when workers removed a utility pole next to a sidewalk.

The hole was estimated at 4 to 5 feet deep.

The settlement also calls on the city to pay up to $10,000 in mediation fees, court costs and interest.

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  • January 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm
    Agent says:
    Well, in my city, if there is construction of any kind going on with the city, there are all kinds of barriers, warnings around it to prevent this kind of thing. Of course, t... read more
  • December 31, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    txmouthbreatherboogereatertx says:
    It has been reported that this hole was dug to stash Rick Perry's narcotics as well as install a striper pole and not a utility pole. Unfortunately, most of the narcotics wer... read more
  • December 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm
    Maybe not, Will says:
    But it sure stretches the imagination that she did not see a two foot round hole or at least some difference in the ground when she was walking from the game. There seems to ... read more
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