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ARTICLE ID 195993

$________ Premises Liability – Trip and fall – Plaintiff trips on defendants cracked or uneven sidewalk - Failure to design, construct, maintain, and or repair the premises, sidewalks, and walkways – Right olecranon bursitis – Surgery required – Sprains, strains, and contusions.

Philadelphia County, PA

The plaintiff, in this premises liability action, maintained that he suffered a serious injury to his elbow and various sprains and contusions when he tripped on the negligently maintained sidewalk, owned and controlled by the defendant. The defendant denied negligently maintaining the sidewalk, and argued that the plaintiff was comparatively or contributorily negligent.

On or about April 12, ________, the female plaintiff was an invitee of the defendant and was lawfully walking on the sidewalk on the defendant’s premises when she tripped and fell on a cracked or raised part of the sidewalk. The allegations of negligence against the defendant contained in the plaintiff’s complaint were failing to design, construct, maintain, and or repair the premises, sidewalks, and walkways, failure to properly monitor, test, inspect, or clean the premises, sidewalks, and walkways, and failure to barricade and or block-off the defective and or dangerous area of the premises sidewalks and walkways. Consequently, the plaintiff suffered right elbow olecranon bursitis requiring surgery, cervical/dorsal/lumbar sprain and strain, bilateral knee sprain and strain, and contusions of the hands, wrists, and knees. The defendant denied all allegations of liability and injury, and argued that the plaintiff was comparatively or contributorily negligent.The jury found that the defendant was negligent, and awarded the plaintiff $________ in damages, which was then reduced by 50% for a total award of $________.

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