A Londonderry woman who tripped and fell at the Stumble Inn three years ago has filed a lawsuit in the Rockingham County Superior Court against the bar and grille and its landlord, the B-Saini Group LLC.
According to the court documents, the plaintiff, Brittany Pescia, visited the Stumble Inn on April 8, 2016, at around 9 p.m. Pescia was walking towards the entrance just as two unnamed men were exiting. The suit alleges the men were engaged in a fight at the time of the incident.
Pescia alleges the Stumble Inn’s entrance was too narrow and did not allow Pescia and the two skirmishing men to simultaneously enter and exit. So as Pescia got closer, she was pushed, lost her balance, and fell to the ground.
The court documents allege that this fall resulted in Pescia receiving a cerebral concussion, mild traumatic brain injury, a spinal injury, and suffering long-term post-concussion syndrome. These injuries also forced Pescia to take time away from work and resulted in her losing a significant portion of wages.
The fall and the resulting injuries, the suit alleges, were largely caused by the bar’s negligence to fail and provide a proper entrance and exit area. The lawsuit alleges the bar and landlord failed to provide an adequate warning with signs alerting customers of the ”hazardous condition” via visual cues. The suit continues to allege they were likewise negligent in their failure to construct or provide a ramp and/or handrails in the area that she fell and was hurt and that such a failure to do so violates building and safety codes and standards.
The suit continues to allege that the bar, which had prominent signage declaring “Soup of the day is whiskey” was negligent in allegedly serving alcohol to a “person or persons who were intoxicated and/or showed signs of intoxication normally associated with the consumption of alchoholic beverages.”
Pescia filed this suit thorough Derry attorney Andrew D. Myers. It seeks a jury trial and does not list a specified amount of damages. The bar and its landlord group have not yet filed a response to the suit nor have they made a public statement refuting the aforementioned allegations.