PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing the federal government, alleging failure to warn, negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

William Bradshaw filed a complaint on May 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the United States of America, alleging that the government failed to comply with Philadelphia County and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania building codes.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Feb. 18, 2015, while he was on the defendant's premises, he tripped and fell on a rubber mat that was raised on a floor, causing him various serious and permanent injuries, impairment of bodily function and/or disfigurement and/or aggravation of pre-existing conditions. The plaintiff holds the federal government responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to exercise due and reasonable care under the circumstance, failed to reasonably inspect and maintain the premises, failed to request and supervise periodic inspections of the premises and failed to provide sufficient warnings.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in his favor and against the defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus all costs and other relief the court deems necessary. He is represented by Marc I. Simon of Simon & Simon PC in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-02476

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