PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey couple have filed legal action against a number of corporate and political defendants for their alleged negligence in not preventing the creation of roadway conditions, which they say led to an accident suffered by the husband-plaintiff.

Ellsworth Holland and Wanda Holland of Williamstown, N.J. filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 2 versus Miller Brothers and Miller Brothers Electrical of Conshohocken, Verizon Pennsylvania, Inc. (c/o CT Corporation System) of Philadelphia, Verizon of Pennsylvania, Verizon Pennsylvania, LLC, Verizon Pennsylvania, Inc., Verizon/Race Street, Seravalli, Inc. and the City of Philadelphia, all of Philadelphia, Verizon Communications of Washington, D.C., plus Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, of Harrisburg.

On or about July 7, 2016, Ellsworth Holland was traversing the roadway of Arch Street, about 125 to 200 feet east of 15th Street, when he claims he was permanently injured due to a defective condition on those premises consisting of a depression in the roadway.

As a result, the subject plaintiff says he suffered acute spinal, wrist and knee injuries, causing him to undergo a total knee replacement, which in turn led to post-surgical infection and a host of other complications.

For counts of negligence and loss of consortium, the plaintiffs are each seeking damages in excess of $50,000 plus interest and costs.

The plaintiffs are represented by Scott D. Schulman of Petrillo & Goldberg, in Pennsauken, N.J.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171004167

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at

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