Citation. 273 U.S. 656
Brief Fact Summary. The Plaintiff, Roberts (Plaintiff), fell and broke his hip when a blind man bumped him into.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. The handicapped are held to a reasonable standard of care for a person with their disability, the handicap is considered part of the circumstances.
Facts. The Plaintiff, an elderly gentleman, sued the Defendant, the State of Louisiana (Defendant), when he fell and broke his hip after being bumped into by the blind operator of the concession stand at the United States Post Office Building. The concession operator failed to use his cane while walking from his stand to the bathroom when the accident occurred. At trial, the Plaintiff’s suit was dismissed.
Issue. Was it reasonable for a blind man to walk from his place of employment to the restroom without the use of his cane?