The Penn Record May 11, 2016, 5:40pm


PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing a Delaware resident after she was allegedly struck by the defendant's car, claiming insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Ella Garland filed a complaint on April 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Tracy Burns alleging that the Delaware resident violated the Ordinances of the City of Pennsylvania and the Statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on April 7, 2015, the defendant was operating a motor vehicle near the intersection of Avenue of the States and 7th Street and struck the plaintiff, who was walking. As a direct and proximate result, the plaintiff has suffered serious and severe body injuries which may be permanent in nature, severe loss of wages and earning capacity and has incurred financial and medical expenses, the suit says. The plaintiff holds Tracy Burns responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly operate and control her vehicle and failed to maintain a proper lookout.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000, attorneys' fees and costs, pre-judgement and post judgement interest and any further relief as is just and appropriate. She is represented by Louis T. Silverman and Andrew J. Schneider of Silverman Trotman & Schneider in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01798

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