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Falls Miscellaneous Cases Summarized By Injury Lawyer

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 Falls Miscellaneous and the related topic of premises liability.  For more information on premises liability see the pages on Wikipedia. 

Falls Miscellaneous-Cases

1992 Kendrick v. VAZ, Inc., 244 Va. 380, 421 S.E.2d 447.

Plaintiff fell while pushing merry-go-round at Holiday Inn playground. Plaintiff did not see hole in ground, but she testified hole was there because she felt her foot slip into it. Burden on plaintiff to establish that unsafe condition exists. Plaintiff failed to meet this burden.

1973 Nelson v. Pendleton, 214 Va. 139, 198 S.E.2d 593.

Plaintiff housekeeper fell down stairs while trying to pick up child. Rescue doctrine not applicable since plaintiff’s negligence contributed to her injuries.

1972 Wright v. Wright, 213 Va. 177, 191 S.E.2d 223.

Father maintained storage shed for business purposes on his property; unemancipated daughter injured eye when she fell upon or against sharp objects stored in yard near shed. Injury to unemancipated child was not related to business purpose; therefore, child cannot maintain action for injuries resulting from ordinary act of negligence on part of parent.

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