Landlord Not Responsible for Police Officer's Trip-and-Fall
LVT Number: #27078
A police officer sued landlord for negligence, after responding to a 911 call at the building. The officer tripped when she descended the two front steps of the building, fell to the sidewalk, and broke her elbow. The court granted landlord’s request to dismiss the case without a trial. The police officer appealed and lost. The building’s front exterior stairway wasn’t inherently dangerous and didn’t constitute a hidden trap.