TT&H Attorney Jillian Denicola wins summary judgment in trip and fall incident.
October 01, 2018
Jillian Denicola, an attorney in TT&H’s Wilkes-Barre office, recently won summary judgment in connection with a trip and fall incident at a hotel in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. The incident occurred during the evening hours. The Plaintiff fell on a step while exiting a restaurant located in the hotel. The Plaintiff claimed that the step was hazardous, improperly maintained and insufficiently demarcated. However, Plaintiff’s deposition testimony revealed that the step was structurally intact and that she simply missed the step, causing her to fall. While Plaintiff attempted to argue that the general area where the fall occurred was insufficiently illuminated, testimony from the paramedics who tended to her at the scene revealed that it was at least bright enough for them to perform their assessment without any additional lighting. Successfully arguing that there was simply no defective condition present on the premises, Jillian won summary judgment for the Defendant.
Questions about this case can be directed to Jillian Denicola, at (570) 820-0240 ext. 8608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.