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‘Wheel Stop’ Tripping Hazards in Pedestrian Paths of Travel

Consider these commonalities at Photos 1, 2 and 3 below:
A ‘wheel stop’ (serving no functional purpose) straddles a primary pedestrian route into a busy store; Even after multiple trip-and-fall incidents, management has not removed the known tripping hazard; Eventually, a seriously injured customer sues the store; In trial: the injured plaintiff asserts that failure to remove this hazard constituted gross negligence, while the defense responds that customers have a duty to watch where they’re walking.

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