A 52-year-old Union man has sued Brewery City Pizza of Olympia for injuries he suffered when the chair he was sitting in collapsed, according to a lawsuit filed in Thurston County Superior Court.
The plaintiff, Mark Haubrich, through his attorney at Ron Meyers & Associates of Lacey, is seeking “past and future economic damages” to be proven at trial.
The lawsuit was filed last month against The Pizza Specialists Inc. of Olympia, a business that does business as Brewery City Pizza.
On Aug. 9, 2012, Haubrich was a customer at Brewery City Pizza at 4353 Martin Way E. “when the chair he was sitting on collapsed.”
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“There were no warnings of the dangerous condition,” according to the lawsuit.
Haubrich allegedly suffered several injuries as a result of his fall.
“(He) fell hard on the floor, injuring his head and brain stem, breaking his teeth, scraping his leg, twisting and breaking his ankle, breaking his thumb,” and possibly injuring his back and neck.
Haubrich continues to suffer from “radiating pain, neurological symptoms, restricted motion and ongoing disability,” according to the lawsuit.
“We want to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else,” the plaintiff’s attorney, Matt Johnson, said Friday.
He added that his client is making progress in his recovery and is “seeing light at the end of the tunnel.”
Johnson said his client was sitting in a white plastic chair used in an outdoor seating area when it collapsed.
“We don’t think (that kind of chair) is appropriate for commercial use,” Johnson said.
Brewery City Pizza owner Dennis Gard was not immediately available for comment.