§60.2 Effect of Visual Difficulty
The Case: Riddell v. Great Atlantic & Pac. Tea Co., 241 S.W.2d 406 (Tenn. 1951).
The Basic Facts: Visually impaired Plaintiff stepped into a depression in the parking lot of Defendant's store and suffered permanent injuries.
The Bottom Line:
- "It is well settled that a person must exercise an ordinary and reasonable amount of care for his own protection. And it is also well settled in the state that where persons have defective vision, they should use greater care in proportion to the dangers to which men are constantly exposed than is required of those in full possession of the faculty of sight. Stewart v. City of Nashville, [33 S.W. 613]." 241 S.W.2d at 408.