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ARTICLE ID 195657

$________ Premises Liability – Fall down – Plaintiff enters defendant’s restaurant and slips and falls on a wet floor – Failure to properly and adequately maintain premises – Dislocated right elbow.

Allegheny County, PA

The plaintiff, in this premises liability action, contends that immediately upon entering the defendant’s restaurant, she slipped and fell on the defendant’s wet floor. The plaintiff argued that the defendant failed to remedy the condition, or warn of the dangerous area. The defendant denied that any dangerous or defective condition existed on the premises.

On April 16, ________, the plaintiff entered the defendant’s restaurant after finding that her drive through order was incorrect. Immediately upon entering the store, the plaintiff slipped and fell on an accumulation of water on the floor. The plaintiff maintained that the defendant was negligent in failing to do the following: Properly maintain the premises, post a wet floor sign, inspect the floor, and remedy the dangerous condition. Consequently, the plaintiff suffered a dislocated right elbow. The defendant denied that the cause of the plaintiff’s fall was a wet floor, and maintained that the paramedics report indicated the floor was textured and dry. The defense alleged that no condition on the premises caused the plaintiff to fall. In addition, the defense argued that the plaintiff has made a full recovery from her injury.The jury found for the plaintiff, and awarded her $________ in pain and suffering, and $________ in medical expenses.

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