October 17, 2017

Homeowners don’t have to apologize for a shiny floor. DSB successfully moved to have Plaintiff’s Complaint against a Suffolk County homeowner dismissed. The Plaintiff complained that he had tripped and fallen on an interior staircase of the defendant’s home, resulting in several rib fractures. Plaintiff alleged that the polyurethane finish on the steps and/or a wet, slippery substance caused his fall. The court granted the firm’s motion for summary judgment dismissing the Complaint, finding there was no evidence that there was a negligent application of floor wax or polish, or that the defendant had notice of any dangerous condition on the stairs.