Parx Casino Visitor sues for $30k after falling out of Chair

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Over three years ago, Tillis Davis fell out of a chair at the Parx Casino. Now the 56-year-old is seeking $30,000 in compensation for the accident that occurred at the Bensalem, Pennsylvania establishment.

Davis allegedly fell on Christmas Day in 2009, when his faulty chair broke. Since that time, he’s had “several and debilitating personal injuries on or about the entire head, neck, back, shoulders, arms, legs, torso and extremities.”

In order to recoup some money from his costly injury, Davis has chosen to sue both the Parx Casino and the chair manufacturer, Majestic Industries. Additionally, his wife, Denise Davis, is suing both companies because she’s been “deprived of the society, companionship, services and assistance of her husband.”

An arbitration hearing was already held for this case in February, with the arbitrators suggesting that Parx Casino pay the couple $30,000 in damages. However, Parx rejected the payout and both they and Majestic Industries are denying any wrongdoing in the case.

Robert Price, who is the attorney for both Tillis and Denise Davis, says he has video evidence of the chair collapsing and leading to Tillis’ injury. Price said, “A good portion of this will go toward paying my client’s medical bills. He had to go through about three to four months of physical therapy.”

As for the Parx Casino, this establishment first opened in 1974 under the name Keystone Racetrack. By 2006, Keystone had obtained a casino license, which enabled them to run slots, video poker, blackjack, craps, Pai Gow poker, roulette and three card poker. In 2009, the gaming establishment underwent another big change when it was renamed the Parx Casino. Now it’s one of the highest-earning casinos in Pennsylvania, having generated $550 million last year.

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