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Londonderry Woman Sues Stumble Inn for Negligence in Trip and Fall Accident

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.

New Yorker Jeffrey Makuch, 66, Sues the Spirit of Norfolk

Two years ago, Jeffrey Makuch, 66, skid and fell while enjoying a round of cornhole at the Spirit of Norfolk. Jeffrey, who hails from NY, then filed a lawsuit claiming that the owners of the contemporary boat were to blame for the mishap. In his lawsuit, the prosecution claimed that Makuch suffered several unspecified injuries, some of them being severe.

$373,456 in Damages

Jeffrey’s lawyers were seeking compensation of around $373K to offset the damages and to pay the legal fees arising in the lawsuits. In their argument, the prosecution claimed that the boat’s management failed to inform their passengers, especially the senior citizens that it wasn’t safe for them to play on the decks.

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Both, Jeffrey’s attorney and a representative of the owner of the contemporary boat refused to give any comments on the issue. The Spirit of the Norfolk is a majestic boat that cruises up and down the Elizabeth River while entertaining guests. This boat underwent a massive renovation job in 2016 that cost $1.2 million.

The boat is such a Norfolk treasure that the entire elite community came out to celebrate the re-launch of the new Spirit of Norfolk. The governor and the mayor of Norfolk led the house full of guests in tossing for the great development touching their town.

What Happened?

In the lawsuit, the events leading to Jeffrey’s accident were brought to light. It all started when Jeffrey boarded the boat that was by then docked at the Town Point Park. Once inside the Spirit of the Norfolk, the 66-year-old male proceeded to the upper decks. Jeffrey observes that the boat’s upper deck was very hectic to walk by due to the crowded furniture occupying this space.

Slip and fall

It was during his walk to the top decks that an on-going game of cornhole caught Jeffrey’s attention. The plaintiff took a beanbag, and as he was tossing it, he slipped and fell on what we’re supposed to be antiskid decks. According to expert investigators, the plaintiff didn’t know that by effectively shifting his weight while tossing the beanbag, he would slip and hurt himself badly.

What’s more, slipping and falling was completely out of the question as the boat management claimed that the decks had a very high friction coefficient. Jeffrey Makuch was represented by the respected Norfolk-based attorney, Edwin Booth.