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Falling Objects: Cases Summarized By Accident Attorney

This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Falling Objects and the related topic of premises liability.  . For more information on premises liability see the pages on Wikipedia.

Falling Objects-Cases

1994 Holcombe v. NationsBanc, 248 Va. 445, 450 S.E.2d 458.

Plaintiff was employee of contractor cleaning restroom in bank when partition fell on her. Partition had been in position for at least couple of months where branch manager of bank was aware that partition might topple. Plaintiff testified that while vacuuming in bathroom she might have hit partitions very slightly causing them to fall. Plaintiff in this instance was invitee and jury issue existed as to foreseeability of this occurrence.

1959 Certified TV & Appliance Co. v. Harrington, 201 Va. 109, 109 S.E.2d 126.

Shelf displaying television sets fell on plaintiff. Defendant admitted notice of defective condition. Verdict for plaintiff.

1949 Luedtke v. Phillips, 190 Va. 207, 56 S.E.2d 80.

Cabinet installed on behalf of landlord in plaintiff’s apartment fell off wall, striking plaintiff. Verdict for defendant since plaintiff by terms of lease, assumed risk of injury.

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