Joel Brakken Mar. 3, 2014, 1:53pm


A woman is suing after she tripped and fell down steps while allegedly trying to avoid an attack by a dog.


Lakeya Salaam filed a lawsuit Feb. 11 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas against Jurea Wilson, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Wilson owned a dog at her residence, 5235 N. Hutchinson St. The complaint states on March 9, 2012, Salaam was at the defendant's property when she was attacked and chased by the dog, causing her to trip and fall down several steps. The plaintiff says she suffered injuries due to her fall, including losing several teeth.

Salaam is seeking damages in an amount exceeding the limits of compulsory arbitration, plus costs and interest. She is being represented in the case by attorney Andrew J. Schneider.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Case ID. 140201044.

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