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ARTICLE ID 195656

$________ Premises Liability – Fall down – Plaintiff trips and fall on an uncovered man hole on sidewalk, owned and maintained by the defendant – Failure to warn of dangerous condition – Ankle fracture.

Philadelphia County, PA

The plaintiff, in this premises liability action, maintained that she was seriously injured when she tripped and fell on an uncovered manhole on the defendants’ sidewalk. The defendants both denied being negligent, and argued that it was the plaintiff that caused the incident.

On or about July 16, ________, the female plaintiff was walking on the sidewalk in front of a property owned and controlled by the defendants on Greene Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The plaintiff was caused to trip and fall in an uncovered manhole on the sidewalk. The jury found that the defendant individual property owner was negligent, and that his carelessness was a factual cause of harm to the plaintiff. the plaintiff sued both the city and the homeowner, alleging that they were negligent in failing to keep the surface or surfaces in a safe condition for persons, permitting a hole, depressions, defects, and a deteriorated condition to exist on said surfaces, when the defendants knew – or in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known – the dangers involved, including a manhole without a cover, and failing to warn the plaintiff of the dangerous, and or defective conditions. As a result of the fall, the plaintiff suffered an ankle fracture. Both defendants denied all allegations of negligence, and argued that the condition was open and obvious, and the plaintiff failed to watch where she was walking.The jury awarded the plaintiff economic losses of $________.

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