Philadelphia Housing Authority and apartment complex sued

By Jon Campisi | May 19, 2011

A Philadelphia woman has filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against the Philadelphia Housing Authority and an apartment complex over injuries she sustained when she fell to the ground at the complex.

The premises liability suit, filed May 16 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas by city attorney Steven Rubin, alleges that plaintiff Anna Milton was using a walker to get around the grassy exterior of the complex back in September 2010 when she tripped and fell over a hole in the grass.

Milton was 59 years old at the time of the incident.

The complain accuses the main defendants, Mt. Olivet Village Corp. and the Philadelphia Housing Authority, of negligence in failing to maintain and inspect the apartment complex, located at 673 N. 42nd St. The grassy area in which the fall allegedly occurred was actually located at 676 Holly Mall St.

As a result of the accident, Milton sustained various injuries, including an aggravation of chronic degenerative lateral meniscus, a left shoulder strain and sprain, a left knee sprain, lumbosacral strain and sprain, dizziness, nausea, a shock to her nervous system and other physical problems, the lawsuit states.

The complaint says the plaintiff will have to continue spending large sums of money on medical bills, and as a result of the accident is expected to suffer the loss of life’s pleasures.

Milton is seeking damages from the defendants in an amount not in excess of $50,000.

The non-jury matter is scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Jan. 18, 2012.

The case number is 110501745.

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