I installed plywood flooring in my attic, and after I was removed from my home following service for dissolution (divorce) my X was up there and stepped off the flooring, fell 18 feet, and broke her ankle. Guess what, I'm now being sued for negligence, stating that I failed to install appropriate handrails/guardrails to inhibit her fall. Yes, I'm in the lovely and letigious state of California.
Are there any code or safety requirements of this sort known for an attic area? I've search extensively, and can find none listed.
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