Friendswood man falls from attic ladder, files lawsuit

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jun. 10, 2013, 2:59pm

GALVESTON - Friendswood resident Lloyd Maronge has filed a lawsuit after he allegedly suffered injuries as he climbed to his attic.

Recent court documents filed June 6 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 1 blame Comcast Commercial Services LLC, Greater Houston Service Exchange LLC and GHSE employee Alejandro Sandival for the Dec. 3, 2012, incident.

The suit explains that a Comcast worker sent to Maronge's residence to peform cable television service work broke the access ladder to the attic, prompting the plaintiff to contact GHSE for a replacement.

GHSE tabbed Sandival to perform the task, and according to Maronge, he "inadequately" secured the attic ladder to the wood frame structure.

On the date in question, the plaintiff went to retrieve Christmas decorations when the ladder gave out on him.

"When the plaintiff reached the top of the ladder, the ladder detached from the ceiling and collapsed," the suit says.

It adds Maronge also sustained property damage.

Consequently, he seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Attorney Clint Casperson of the Tracey Law Firm in Houston is representing the complainant, and Galveston County Court-at-Law No. 1 Judge John Grady is presiding over the litigation.

Cause No. 70,002

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