segura v. the warehouse restaurant
trip and fall
Plaintiff was a customer at Defendant's Restaurant in Marina Del Rey, California, when she fell as she was walking toward the exit. The walkway area to the exit was bordered by a temporary dance floor that, although a permanent fixture, had only been placed on top of the existing floor surface resulting in an uneven adjacent floor surfaces. Plaintiff’s right foot caught the 1” height differential and she fell to the ground and sustained fractures to her right elbow and left shoulder. Defendant contended that it had hazard tape on the floor and that Plaintiff was contributorily negligent. Additionally, Defendant challenged the nature and extent of Plaintiff's injuries and damages.