PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man’s injuries allegedly sustained as a result of a nine-story elevator fall in a Center City commercial building has filed legal action against all of the entities responsible for the elevator’s operation and maintenance.
Scott Richards of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Aug. 22 versus Curtis Center and CB Richard Ellis of Philadelphia, Keystone Property Group of Conshohocken, Keystone Property Group, Curtis Center TIC I LLC, Curtis Center TIC II LLC, H’Y2 Curtis, all of Bala Cynwyd, Schindler Elevator Corporation of Morristown and Moorestown, N.J., CBRE of Los Angeles, Calif., VDA of East Hanover, N.J., VDA of Cherry Hill, N.J., P.M. Associates and AA Casa Inc., both of Lower Gwynedd.
According to the lawsuit, all of the defendant entities listed owned, managed, maintained and operated the elevator at the property located at 601 Walnut Street, known as The Curtis Center, and should have known of the elevator’s allegedly dangerous and defective condition.
On or about Sept. 11, 2015, plaintiff Richards, while in the aforesaid elevator, dropped unexpectedly and rapidly from the ninth floor and abruptly stopped at the ground level. Richards believes the defendants collectively committed negligence by failing to inspect and maintain the elevators, fix their defective condition or warn visitors to the building of said condition, among other charges.
As a result, Richards says he suffered cervical radiculopathy, panic attacks, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, neck, back and right arm injuries, plus orthopedic, neurologic and psychological injuries.
For a lone count of negligence against all defendants, the plaintiff is seeking damages, jointly and severally, in excess of $50,000.
The plaintiff is represented by Robert N. Braker of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170801995
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