PHILADELPHIA – A man has sued a North Philadelphia restaurant and its owners/operators for negligence, after being struck in the head by one of the restaurant’s fallen signs.

Keith Blackwell of Philadelphia filed suit on Jan. 31 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, against Desiree’s Breakfast Boutique II, Desiree Loach-Pollard and Robert Pollard, all of Philadelphia.

“On or about July 22, 2015, plaintiff [Keith] Blackwell, was caused to be struck in the head by a reason of a negligently maintained, and/or defective condition of the said premises, as a result of which plaintiff sustained serious, painful and permanent personal injuries, more particularly hereinafter described. More specifically, plaintiff [Keith] Blackwell was caused to be struck in the head by reason of a sign which fell from the property owned, operated, maintained, controlled and/or leased by defendants,” the suit says.

Blackwell believes the defendants failed monitor the premises and correct the aforementioned dangerous condition, and suffered blunt force trauma to the head, post-concussive syndrome, cognitive defects, cervical disc injury, cervical radiculopathy, sprain and strain of the cervical spine, as well as other injuries to his head and entire body.

The plaintiff is seeking damages, jointly and severally, in excess of the jurisdictional amount requiring submission to arbitration.

The plaintiff is represented by Samuel A. Anyan Jr. of Wapner Newman Wigrizer Brecher & Miller, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170104183

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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