In Rhonda Borders v. Apple Georgia LLC, Ms. Borders filed a trip and fall case against Apple Georgia, contending that Apple Georgia was liable for her injuries. Ms. Borders contended that she tripped and fell on a transition strip between the carpet and the tile floor, and she claimed the strip constituted a hazardous condition. After completing discovery in the case, James Hankins filed summary judgment on behalf of Apple Georgia, arguing that Ms. Borders failed to establish the transition strip constituted a hazard.
The trial court agreed with James’ arguments. The trial court found that Ms. Borders failed to present competent evidence of a hazard by citing to evidence of a code violation or evidence of other falls in the area. The trial court further found that even assuming a hazard existed, she had successfully negotiated the alleged hazard on her way into the restaurant, and thus, she did not encounter a new hazard.
Based on its findings, the trial court granted Apple Georgia’s motion for summary judgment.
You can see the judgment here.