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Porches-Cases Summarized By Personal Injury Lawyer

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Summarizes Cases Dealing with Porches
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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 Porches. For more information on porches see the pages on Wikipedia. 


1973 Gumenick v. United States, 213 Va. 510, 193 S.E.2d 788.

Plaintiff fell from second floor porch of apartment owned and controlled by defendants. Evidence supported jury finding that landlord did not maintain rail in reasonable state of repair and did not exercise ordinary care in inspecting rail.

1969 Cannon v. Clarke, 209 Va. 708, 167 S.E.2d 352.

Plaintiff slipped and fell on snow and ice on neighbor’s porch. Failure to show that construction of porch caused accident.

1967 Paytan v. Rowland, 208 Va. 24, 155 S.E.2d 36.

Tenant not guilty of contributory negligence as matter of law, when she walks across porch that affords only practicable access to back yard, even though she knows porch is in bad condition.

1946 Caudill v. Gibson Fuel Co., 185 Va. 233, 38 S.E.2d 465.

Porch floor gave way. Plaintiff had as great an opportunity to discover defect as defendant. Motion to strike affirmed.

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