K/M’s attorneys successfully obtained summary judgment for its client, a regional supermarket chain, in a case involving a claimed falldown alleged to have taken place as a result of a defective rug in an entryway of one of the client’s stores in Delaware County, PA. Plaintiff, who sustained a pelvic fracture in the fall, alleged the rug placed in the entryway was in a defective condition and caused her to fall. She was hospitalized for a week, required surgery to repair the fracture, and was then placed in a rehabilitation facility for a period of several weeks before being discharged to her home.
Through discovery, K/M was able to establish there was no evidence of anything being intrinsically wrong with the rug at the time of the fall, and, there was no evidence of any transient defect having to do with the rug. The Honorable Charles Burr of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas entered summary judgment on behalf of the firm’s client.
For further information about this case, please contact Jay Branderbit at Jbranderbit@kentmcbride.com