This case takes place in Washington and involves a young woman who suffered injuries at an outdoor cafe. The cafe had been outfitted with motorized awnings made by a leading shade and awning manufacturer. The shades had been installed and operated with no issues for several years at this particular location. This specific shade model was also used in many other restaurants and shops across the country and had a known reputation for safety and reliability. On this specific occasion one of the shades, which had been locked in the “extended” position at the time, suddenly fell on the young woman, causing a range of injuries including lacerations and broken bones. The woman will require extensive treatment and ongoing medical care as a result of the accident.