PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman alleges a signage company’s negligent use of a cherry picker crane device in Center City almost two years ago caused her a number of severe personal injuries in a recently-filed lawsuit.

Tracy Gorham of Philadelphia filed suit on Feb. 2 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, against New York Sign Company, Inc., also of Philadelphia.

“On March 17, 2015, at approximately 12:30 p.m., defendant by its agents was performing work on a sign affixed to real property located at 1101 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, and was operating a high reach crane device commonly known as a “cherry picker” from a van parked on the northwest corner of 11th and Filbert Streets, Philadelphia, to perform the work in question. At the above time and place, plaintiff [Tracy] Gorham was a pedestrian and was walking west on Filbert Street on the sidewalk at or near 11th and Filbert Street in Philadelphia,” the suit reads.

“Defendant by its agent, was operating the aforesaid cherry picker bucket of the vehicle, with an agent or employee in the bucket itself, and suddenly and without warning brought the cherry picker bucket down and struck plaintiff as she walked on the sidewalk, striking her head, causing her to fall and causing injuries and damages to plaintiff,” the suit continues.

Gorham alleged to have suffered injury to the head, traumatic brain injury, concussion, loss of consciousness, dizziness, injury to the neck, injury to the back, injury to the left arm, pain, suffering and other injuries in the accident.

For counts of negligence and negligence with a special consideration for peculiar risk of harm, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest, costs and delay damages.

The plaintiff is represented by Stephen C. Josel and Attarah B. Feenane of Josel & Feenane, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170104727

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at

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