A fall, even at ground level, may cause life-changing injuries. If one is fortunate to avoid hitting one's head, he or she still may suffer back injuries or broken bones. A person in Pennsylvania who trips and falls on a dangerous property has every right to seek compensation from the owner of the property.
A woman in another state suffers from injuries due to a fall. The woman claims she tripped on a step inside a teen center where she was attending an event one afternoon. Because the single step riser was made of the same brick as the rest of the floor, the woman did not notice it. It had no signs or warning tape to draw people's attention to it, and there were no hand rails. She fell to the floor and was unable to get up on her own.
The woman's injuries included a pelvic fracture and a compression fracture in her spine. She continues to suffer from numbness in her legs, pain in her lower back and emotional distress. Additionally, the woman says the accident has had a negative impact on her marriage and her ability to enjoy life. She has amassed medical bills and is no longer able to work.
Since the accident, the organization running the teen center is defunct, and the town owns the building. Like many in Pennsylvania and elsewhere who are injured on dangerous property, the woman has contacted an attorney. In her lawsuit, the woman accuses the teen center, the town and the architect and builder of the building of being negligent in providing for the safety of those invited onto the premises. She is seeking more than $15,000 in damages.
Source: newcanaanite.com, "Woman Who Fell Down at Outback Teen Center Two Years Ago Sues Town", Michael Dinan, Sept. 29, 2016