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DEFENDANT’S Premises Liability – Slip and Fall – Plaintiff slips and falls down interior steps of defendant’s premises – Failure to warn of condition of steps – Wrist fracture – Wrist ligament damage.

Philadelphia County, PA

In this premises liability action, the plaintiff maintained that she was lawfully on the defendant’s premises when she slipped and fell down a dangerous staircase. The defendant denied that the staircase was dangerous, and having any duty to the plaintiff.

On January 16, ________, the female plaintiff was lawfully on the defendant’s commercial premises as an independent contractor when she was descending an interior flight of stairs and slipped as a result of the slippery and steep condition of the steps. The plaintiff maintained that the defendants were negligent in failing to warn of the condition of the staircase, permitting the staircase to become and remain in a defective condition, allowing a narrow staircase to exist on the premises, and allowing a staircase to exist on the premises that was not up to code. As a result of the fall, the plaintiff suffered a left wrist fracture, left wrist ligament tear, bruising, and lacerations to her face and around her eye requiring stitches, facial scarring, left knee sprain, left leg laceration, and multiple contusions and abrasions to the body. The defendants denied all liability, and that the staircase was in a dangerous and defective condition. The defendants also generally denied the plaintiff’s injuries.The jury found no negligence against the defendant business owner, or the premises owner.

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