Philadelphia Injury News

Philly couple tripped on unsafe ramp sued METRO PCS

An injury sustained by husband after tripping on a ramp led a Philadelphia County couple to sue METRO PCS.

Plaintiffs Tonovila Hicks and Wilele Hicks filed a lawsuit last Feb. 11 in the District County Court of Philadelphia versus the following: (1) Bruce Zeiger, (2) Barbara Zeiger; and (3) Le John, for negligence that caused the injury and for loss of companionship.

Hicks’ couple claims that on Aug. 20, 2012, Tonovila Hicks sustained injuries when he tripped and fell along an unsafe ramp in the back room of Metro PCS at No. 6117 Woodland Ave. in Philadelphia. According to the complaint, the defendant was not able to provide a safe ramp for his workers that caused the plaintiff to slip and fall that has critical results – severe injuries in his back and his right knee.

Seeking damages in excess of the amount $50,000 each from defendant, to include interest, lawyer’s fee and court costs, the plaintiffs are confident they will successful in their claim as they have the best attorneys from a highly certified legal firm in the state.

It is a coincidence that in the same date, another couple from Philadelphia County is filing a suit against a property owner over claims that the wife sustained serious injuries due to a poorly maintained sidewalk.

The couple identified as Rita and Joe Churnestski filed a lawsuit last Feb. 11 at the District Court of Philadelphia County against defendant, Janet Kennedy, the former Janet Cross, for negligence.

According to the claim of the plaintiffs, on April 26, 2012, Rita fell due to a cracked and uneven sidewalk at No. 5422 N. Fairhill St. in Philadelphia and sustained critical injuries. According to the record, the defendant was negligent in keeping their sidewalk safe: (1) not inspecting; and (2) mot maintaining the sidewalk that caused plaintiff to slip and fall. As a result, she sustained critical injuries in many parts: arms, back, body, head, legs and neck; plus a broken finger and sprained left wrist.

Seeking damages in the amount less than $50,000, plaintiff is confident she will get justice as she is represented by a well-known Philadelphia attorney.

Slip and fall is one of the most common accidents that happen in almost any kind of location – from a floor with a puddle of water in the grocery store to a very risky uneven sidewalk. Although it is a fact that many victims won in their claim; however, not every situation is the result of a legal liability, but a valid slip and legitimate fall claims are filed and settled every year. The most important step for a successful slip and fall case is to contact immediately a personal injury attorney. You have to be quick and proactive for there is the possibility that the defect that accounted for the fall has been fixed and you would not be able to  be able to preserve the evidence.

If you have been the victim of a slip and fall, don’t delay in contacting us. It is crucial to get this type of claim started in a timely manner, because evidence can often disappear or be covered up in the aftermath of a slip and fall. Contact your accident lawyer and he/she will want to get started right away in order to collect evidence and interview witnesses before they begin to forget. In addition, there are also strict deadlines for filing a slip and fall claim no matter where you live.

Sources: Penn record Live Com

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Joel J. Kofsky has been successfully representing personal injury cases since 1991. He has assisted victims of car accidents, bike accidents, and slip and fall accidents.
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