HOUSTON – The owner of a Harris County home alleges he was injured because the home's constructors build a defective set of stairs.

Fan Chen and Ruikun Tao filed a complaint on Dec. 15, 2017, in the Harris County District Court against David Weekly Homes LLP alleging that the home builders intentionally violated the Texas Deceptive Trade and Practices Act, breach of contract and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Feb. 3, 2016, Chen was severely injured when he lost his footing on the stairwell of the home he purchased from defendant due to the stair design defect and lack of handrail. He alleges he fell 18 steps down, landing on his back and ultimately injuring his neck, back, hand, finger and wrist. 

The plaintiffs holds David Weekly Homes LLP responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to build the property in accordance to all applicable building codes by not building the stairs with uniform rise heights and tread depths and not installing handrails on both sides of the stairs and ramp.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek monetary relief of more than $100,000 but not more than $200,000 and such other lawful and equitable relief. They are represented by David P. Armbruster of Nguyen & Chen LLP in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2017-83146

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