The plaintiff, a teacher’s aide, was working part-time at a local store. When she went to retrieve some stock in the storage room, she fell into an open trap door. The trap door, which was located in the floor, was unknown to the plaintiff as it had always been covered by a small rug. The plaintiff fell approximately ten feet to the basement below. She sustained a minor traumatic brain injury. The plaintiff brought suit against the property owner for failure to provide any warnings that the trap door was open in the floor.
After nearly three years of litigation, the case was settled for a confidential amount.