Leaky Roof At A Shopping Mall
Client A was shopping at a local mall when she slipped in a puddle of water caused by a small roof leak on a rainy day. There were no witnesses to the fall and client A was able to drive herself home. Her condition eventually deteriorated, and she underwent back surgery. Defendant F, owners of the mall presented corporate executives who testified that the mall did not have problems with the roof before the day client A slipped and fell. Subsequent deposition testimony of the onsite maintenance manager revealed that the mall had many roof leaks in the years leading up to client A’s fall but the owners failed to replace the roof.