A Philadelphia woman who tripped and fell over a piece of defective sidewalk is suing the property owner for negligence.

Attorney Jason E. Fine, of the Philadelphia law firm Master Weinstein Schatz Moyer, P.C., filed the premises liability lawsuit June 28 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Patricia Robison.

The defendant named in the lawsuit is the Professional Arts Building, which is the owner of the sidewalk in front of its 250 N. Broad St. building.

According to the civil complaint, Robison was walking along the sidewalk in front of the defendant’s building on March 9, 2010 when she tripped over and fell onto the allegedly uneven sidewalk, causing her to sustain various physical injuries.

The lawsuit accuses the defendant of negligence and carelessness for allowing a dangerous condition to exist on its property.

As a result of the incident, the plaintiff suffered various physical injuries, aggravation of pre-existing conditions, permanent serious disfigurement and other ills and injuries to her “great loss and detriment,” the lawsuit states.

Furthermore, Robison has incurred various medical and rehabilitative expenses due to the accident, and she has experienced a loss of earnings.

Robison demands judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus interest and related costs, for two counts in the lawsuit, negligence and personal injury.

The non-jury matter has not yet been scheduled for arbitration.

The case number is 110602662.

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