Our client rented a house in Philadelphia County. The house was rented with no railing going down the basement steps. Plaintiff was going down the steps to do laundry and tripped. Plaintiff had a fracture in the non-dominant arm.
We argued that the railing was not in place and therefore she was unable to stop her fall.
Liability was disputed.
Defendant argued that it was open and obvious condition and that the plaintiff knew there was no rail as she had been down the steps previously.
There was no offer prior to trial.
The case was tried in Philadelphia County, and a verdict was entered for $85,000.00, in favor of the plaintiff.
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