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ARTICLE ID 194939

$________ Premises Liability – Trip and Fall – Plaintiff trips and fall on an unmarked step in hallway of defendant tavern – Failure to warn of the presence of step – Humerus head fracture – Surgery required

Philadelphia County, PA

The plaintiff, in this premises liability action, maintained that the defendant tavern was negligent in failing to properly warn patrons of the existence of a step in the hallway by the restrooms. As a result of their negligence, the plaintiff tripped on the unmarked step and suffered serious injury. The defendant denied all allegations of negligence, and argued that the plaintiff was comparatively negligent.

On June 17, ________, the female plaintiff was having lunch at the defendant’s tavern. During the meal, the plaintiff got up to use the bathroom and fell on an unmarked step in the hallway by the bathroom. The plaintiff maintained that the defendant was negligent in failing to have a handrail for a step, failing to mark the step in the middle of a walkway, failing to warn of the step, and failing to have proper lighting in the hallway. As a result of the fall, the plaintiff suffered a fracture of the humerus head and a dislocated shoulder, where she underwent surgery to correct her injuries. The defendant denied all allegations of negligence, and argued that the plaintiff was comparatively or contributorily negligent in causing the incident. The defendant demanded strict proof of the allegations at trial.The jury found for the plaintiff and awarded her $________.

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