Burger King faces slip-and-fall claim

By Jon Campisi | Jun 20, 2011

A Philadelphia man has filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Burger King for injuries he sustained after tripping at one of the corporation’s local fast food restaurants.

Philadelphia attorney Laurence M. Cramer filed the premises liability lawsuit June 16 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of George Ross.

According to the complaint, Ross was visiting the Burger King at 5823 Castor Ave. around June 20, 2009, when he tripped over bricks or blocks that had been placed in the public pathway.

The incident caused Ross to sustain multiple internal and external injuries, including damage to his neck, arms, elbows, wrists, as well as an aggravation of pre-existing conditions, the lawsuit claims.

Ross claims he has had to expend various sums of money on medical expenses, and his daily duties and functions have been affected by his injuries.

The suit accuses Burger King of negligence and carelessness for having placed loose bricks or blocks in a pathway traversed by customers, and for failing to reasonably inspect the area to ensure its safety for members of the public.

Ross demands judgment from the defendant in a sum not in excess of $50,000.

The non-jury case is scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Feb. 17, 2012.

The case number is 110601327.

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