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ARTICLE ID 194706

$________ Premises Liability – Slip and fall – Plaintiff slips and fall on an accumulation of water and or broken glass on floor of the defendant restaurant – Failure to correct the dangerous condition despite knowledge of condition – Fracture of left hand and wrist

Philadelphia County, PA

The plaintiff, in this premises liability action, maintained that the defendant restaurant had actual knowledge of a dangerous condition in the form of a spilled and broken glass of water, which was on the floor of the restaurant, but still they failed to clean it up in a timely manner. As a result, the plaintiff slipped on the spill and was injured. The defendant argued that the plaintiff was negligent in failing to avoid the spill before the defendant could get it cleaned up.

On February 24, ________, the female plaintiff was business invitee of the defendant restaurant. While walking across the restaurant floor, the plaintiff was caused to slip and fall on an accumulation of water and/or broken glass. The hazard had been allowed to remain on the floor for an unreasonable amount of time, even after the defendant had been notified about the condition. The plaintiff contended that the defendant restaurant was negligent in allowing a dangerous condition to exist on the premises for an unreasonable amount of time, failing to make proper inspections of the premises, and failing to take corrective measures after being notified of the dangerous condition. The plaintiff suffered a fracture of left hand and wrist requiring surgery, and additional future surgery may be required. The defendant denied all liability, and argued that the condition was about to be corrected when the plaintiff walked through the hazard without using due care or caution.The jury found the defendant 65% negligent, and the plaintiff 35% negligent reducing the plaintiff’s $________ award to $________.

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