Premises Liability - Broken Chair

Happy New Year’s everybody,

Before you pop the champagne, I wanted to ask if anyone has handled a premises case involving a broken chair in a restaurant or remembers back to torts class. Just took a PNC that was eating lunch yesterday and his chair fell out from under him, essentially breaking in half. Obviously, proving open and obvious is the big issue. Is there anything in particular you would look for in this situation or if the chair doesn’t openly look raggedy/broken should I avoid taking the case? Worth mentioning this is in Texas.

Thanks in advance for your help and have a great weekend!

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