This case involves a middle-aged man in Montana with a preexisting hip injury who suffered a fall while climbing a set of patio stairs at a local cafe. On the date of the incident in question, the man was meeting a friend for lunch at the cafe’s outdoor dining area, which was accessible form the sidewalk by a wide step of brick stairs. While climbing the stairs, the man lost his balance and fell, causing him to re-injure his hip. After an examination of the stairs was performed, it was determined that the stairs were constructed in a manner that did not adhere to the International Building Code for Stair Treads and Risers, in that the risers were not spaced proportionally and the staircase lacked railings. As a result of his injuries, the man required multiple surgeries and extensive physical therapy in order to regain his ability to walk.