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ARTICLE ID 195975

$________ PREMISES LIABILITY – SLIP AND FALL – PLAINTIFF SLIPS ON INTERIOR STAIRWAY IN RENTAL BUILDING OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY DEFENDANTS – FAILURE TO WARN OF SLIPPERY CONDITION OF STEPS – FIBULA FRACTURE – QUADRICEPS TEAR REQUIRING SURGERY.

Philadelphia County, PA

The plaintiff, in this premises liability action, maintained that an interior staircase under the control of the defendant was dangerously slippery and caused the plaintiff to slip and fall down the staircase. The defendants denied all allegations of negligence, and maintained that some damages alleged by the plaintiff predated the incident.

October 1, ________, the female plaintiff was using the interior stairway of a building located on North Hope Street, Philadelphia, PA. The building was owned by defendant, PHL Rental Properties, LLC and maintained by defendant, Johnny Dang. The plaintiff opined that she slipped and fell on the stairway, which was unreasonably slippery, and lacked a proper handrail. The allegations of negligence against the defendants contained in the plaintiff’s complaint were failing to properly inspect, discover and remedy the defective condition, failing to warn the plaintiff of the dangerous and slippery condition of the steps, allowing a dangerous condition to exist on the premises, and failing to have a properly sized handrail on the steps. The fall resulted in a left fibula fracture, right quadriceps tendon rupture requiring surgery, atrophy of right quadriceps, and permanent right knee weakness. The defendants denied all allegations of negligence, denying specifically that the stairs were dangerous or the handrail improper. The defendants also maintained that the plaintiff had preexisting complaints of right knee injury.After a three-day trial of jury deliberations, the plaintiff was awarded $________ for pain and suffering, $________ for disfigurement, $________ for humiliation, and $________ for loss of life’s pleasures totaling $________. The jury found that defendant individual was acting as the agent of the defendant rental company and that the rental company was ________% responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries.

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