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New Jersey gaming patron sues Pa. casino for slip-and-fall incident

By Jon Campisi | Nov 29, 2014

A New Jersey man who claims he became injured after slipping and falling in the parking lot of a Pennsylvania casino has filed a federal personal injury claim against the owners of the gaming hall.

Philadelphia attorney Steven L. Chung filed the civil action Sept. 28 at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of Allan Ashinoff of Edgewater Park, N.J.

The defendant named in the lawsuit is Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc., which owns and operates the Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pa.

According to the complaint, Ashinoff was walking through the parking lot of Parx, located at 3001 Street Road, back on March 25 of this year, when he suddenly slipped and fell on a patch of ice and snow that had allegedly not been cleared from the surface.

As a result of his fall, the lawsuit claims, Ashinoff sustained injuries to his ribs, neck and back, as well as to his nervous system and the exacerbation of pre-existing conditions.

Ashinoff also suffered severe aches, pains, mental anxiety and anguish as a result of the incident.

Ashinoff has had to spend significant sums of money on medical treatment, and his injuries have prevented him from attending to his usual duties and activities, the suit claims. He has also suffered a loss of earnings due to the incident.

The complaint accuses the defendant of carelessness and negligence for failing to ensure that the parking lot was safe for travel, failing to clear the snow and ice that was the cause of the alleged incident, failing to warn the plaintiff of the hazardous condition that existed on the site, failing to protect the rights and safety of the plaintiff and failing to protect the safety of other pedestrians and visitors to the casino.

Ashinoff demands judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus attorney’s fees and other related costs.

Ashinoff is demanding a jury trial.

The federal case number is 2:11-cv-06085-RK.

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