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Philadelphia Intl. Airport business faces premises liability lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | May 31, 2011

A New Jersey man is suing an aviation services firm located at Philadelphia International Airport for injuries he sustained after falling on snow and ice that he alleges had failed to be cleared from the premises.

Attorney Andrew Gay, of the Law Office of Andrew G. Gay, Jr., LLC in Philadelphia, filed the slip-and-fall suit May 26 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of client Christian M. Inostroza of Magnolia, N.J.

Named as defendants are Atlantic Aviation Service, Inc., the City of Philadelphia, and John H. Reilly, Jr., of King of Prussia, Pa., a principal with the business.

According to the lawsuit, Inostroza was visiting the business, located at 8375 Enterprise Avenue, back in late January of this year when he fell on an accumulation of snow and ice that existed on the premises.

The complaint says the defendants should have been aware of the dangerous condition, and should have ensured the walkways safe for public use.

As a result of the accident, the lawsuit states, Inostroza sustained various injuries, including tendon and muscle fiber tears in his shoulder and headaches. He also suffered mental anguish and increased stress as a result of the fall.

The complaint alleges that Inostroza has had to expend various sums of money on medical treatment, and he has been unable to attend to his daily duties and activities as a result of the accident.

Inostroza is seeking damages against the defendants jointly and severally in a sum in excess of $50,000, plus related costs.

The plaintiff has demanded a jury trial.

The case number is 110503018.

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