Woman sues city of Philadelphia after slip and fall

By Ben Hart | Mar 7, 2014

A Philadelphia County woman is suing over claims she sustained injuries as a result of a poorly maintained drain at a playground.

Crystal Jones filed a lawsuit Feb. 11 in the Philadelphia County District Court against the Philadelphia Housing Authority and the city of Philadelphia, citing negligence.

Jones claims on Aug. 22, 2012, she suffered injuries when she fell due to a dangerous condition of the walkway at a playground on North 11th Street between West Berks Street and West Norris Street in Philadelphia. According to the brief, the defendant failed to inspect and keep the property safe, causing Jones to fall, resulting in severe injuries to her leg, ankle and back, including a herniated disk.

Jones is seeking medical expenses in excess of $1,500, interest, attorney's fees and court costs. She is being represented in the case by attorneys Louis T. Silverman and John R. Trotman Jr. of Silverman Trotman and Schneider LLC.

Philadelphia County District Court Case No. 140201068.

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