DAMAGES RESPONSIBILITY OF A CONDOMINIUM
PUDDLE OF WATER ON THE STEPS NOT IMMEDIATELY VISIBLE: DECLARATION OF RESPONSIBILITY OF A CONDOMINIUM FOR CAUSING THE DAMAGES AND WILL HAVE TO COMPENSATE.
The condominium is guilty of a fall suffered by a man, inside the building, due to a puddle present on the last three steps of the staircase.
What convinced the judges to condemn the condominium to pay damages?
In the case in question, it is the client of an insurance agency, based in the premises that are part of a building, who falls victim to a fall while descending the stairs of the condominium.
Personal injuries reported More precisely, he violently bumps his head, fainting and reporting a cranio-facial trauma, resulting in the need to observe a period of rest, wear an orthopedic collar for about 10 days, take analgesic therapy and undergo specialist visits and tests. instrumental. The man claims that a puddle in the last three steps of the flight of stairs caused the fall.
And this version is solid, according to the judges, as a testimony showed that the puddle of water was level with the last three steps of the flight of stairs, but, however, the wet steps were not immediately visible to those preparing to follow them, as to be able to take the flight of stairs it was necessary to turn the corner.
The ruling that declared the condominium responsible for causing damage.
Basically, the water was present on the steps of the last ramp which was accessed only once you turned the corner, therefore the danger was not immediately visible, and, moreover, the injured person did not have sufficient knowledge of the place, having done entry into the property to go to an insurance agency. (Judgment of 15 July 2022 of the Court of Rovigo)
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