PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia tenant has alleged her back and knee injuries are the result of negligence on the part of a property owner with ties in both Philadelphia and New York City.

Keri Brunson of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 26 versus Grays Ferry Growth Properties and Grays Ferry Growth Properties, LLC (c/o Abraham Sandberg) of Brooklyn, N.Y., plus Grays Ferry Growth Properties, LLC of Philadelphia.

On Oct. 24, 2015, Brunson was a tenant of premises on the 2900 block of Gerritt Street in Philadelphia. Per the lawsuit, the defendants permitted a dangerous and defective condition consisting of a deteriorated, broken and/or defective wood flooring. Brunson suffered bodily injury by reason of coming in contact with the aforementioned dangerous and defective condition, which caused the injuries alleged.

The plaintiff accuses the defendants of failing to provide a safe passageway, failing to inspect, maintain, repair and/or remove the dangerous condition and allowing the floors to fall into a state of disrepair, among numerous other charges. Brunson claims to have sustained disc injuries, nerve damage, sprain and strain of the lumbar and lumbosacral regions, left knee and left ankle.

For third-party liability negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages jointly and/or severally, not in excess of the arbitration limits, plus interest and costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Andrew C. Smialowicz of Clearfield & Kofksy, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170903013

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

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