Excerpt from Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
October 22, 2012 – The plaintiff was visiting a friend at a Richmond apartment complex when he was injured after falling from the 3rd floor common area. The plaintiff was leaning against the wooden guardrail smoking a cigarette when the railing collapsed, causing him to fall 19 feet, striking the concrete landing on the ground. The plaintiff sustained a traumatic brain injury, humeral fracture, olecranon fracture and a coccyx fracture. The plaintiff was initially hospitalized for three days and later underwent surgery for the humeral fracture and olecranon fracture.