Premises Liability – Negligence – Broken Chair

Heather Wallace-Bridwell obtained summary judgment in a premises liability case on behalf of the owner of an apartment building in Ft. Pierce. The plaintiff alleged that the building owner negligently maintained the property and a broken chair left on a walkway caused her to fall and sustain injuries, including a broken hip. In the motion for summary judgment, the defense argued that it did not breach a duty to the plaintiff and that the fall was caused by the plaintiff’s own negligence and not by any wrongdoing on the part of the apartment building owner. The court agreed and granted the motion for summary judgment.