Woman Suing Apartment Complex After She Falls Out Her Window While Sleeping
Shelbi Macholz was asleep in her apartment - ASLEEP - when she fell through the third story window. Her bed was right next to the window and when she rolled over, she went through the opening and fell three stories. Fortunately, she survived, but according to Oregon Live, she suffered fractures to her pelvis, tailbone and lower back.
She is now suing the apartment complex for not having protective window guards. In the $230,000 suit, she is seeking up to $80,000 for medical costs, plus up to $150,000 for pain, suffering and interference with her ability to enjoy life.
The suit alleges that Principle Property Management (which manages the building) failed to keep the apartment building "safe for normal and reasonably foreseeable uses" and for allegedly "failing to warn (her) of the latent danger of fully opening a window on the third floor of an apartment building."
While we most often hear about children who have accidentally fallen through window openings, there have been cases where adults have climbed through windows while sleepwalking.