Man sues motel after chair collapses while taking off boots

David Yates Aug. 12, 2013, 8:48pm

While staying at a Comfort Inn in Orange, Allen Doverspike, an Oklahoma resident, sat in a chair and began to take his boots off when the chair collapsed.

Seeking less than $1 million for his injuries, Doverspike filed suit against Hospitality Operations on Aug. 5 in Jefferson County District Court. 

According to the lawsuit, on Jan. 30 Doverspike checked into the Orange Comfort Inn. As he prepared for bed, he sat down in a chair to remove his boots.

“The chair collapsed under plaintiff causing him injury,” the suit states. “The defective chair presented a latent, unreasonably dangerous condition.”

The suit asserts the defendant should have repaired or replaced the chair.

Doverspike injured his left forearm, ribs and back when the chair collapsed, for which he seeks damages within the jurisdictional limits of the court.

He is represented by the Austin Law Offices of Henry Moore.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E194-595

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