This case takes place in Georgia and involves a building maintenance technician who was injured by a fall while working on a residential building. The Plaintiff was an employee of a property management company that had been retained by the property owner to maintain an apartment building and grounds. On the day of the accident, the Plaintiff had been asked to make repairs to a condenser unit for the building’s air conditioning system located on the roof of the building. Roof access for the building was provided by a ladder that was permanently affixed to the building’s exterior. Notably, this ladder lacked many safety features, such as walk-thru handrails, a safety cage, and non-slip surfaces on its rungs. The property management company was aware of the fact that this ladder was dangerous and, moreover, in violation of local building codes, however they took no steps to improve or replace it. After completing his work on the roof, the Plaintiff mounted the ladder and began to descend. At some point, the Plaintiff lost his footing on the ladder and fell an unknown distance, landing on a grassy surface beneath the ladder, where he was found unconscious and bleeding by one of the building’s tenants. As a result of the fall, the man is now a quadriplegic who is unable to work and will require a lifetime of ongoing care.