This case involves a middle aged man who fell through a staircase. The Plaintiff and his wife were staying as guests at the Defendant motel. The Defendants constructed and maintained a staircase that allowed guests to access rooms on the first floor of the motel directly from the parking lot, however the staircase was built with no handrails or guarding. On the date of incident, the Plaintiff and his wife were leaving their room in the morning when he fell and suffered a severe head injury, which caused permanent brain damage and will require a lifetime of ongoing care. It was alleged that the stairway was not built in accordance with local building codes.