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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Broken leg the subject of suit against apartment owner

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 29, 2017


PHILADELPHIA – A West Chester man has begun legal action against the owners and operators of his apartment complex in connection with injuries he allegedly suffered on its premises.

Thomas Sukin Kim of West Chester filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 21 versus Westtown Apartments Property Owner, LLC, also of West Chester, and JRK Property Holdings, Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

According to the lawsuit, the defendants owned, managed, controlled, and operated the residential premises known as Jefferson at Westtown, located at 1000 Skiles Boulevard in West Chester, and were responsible for the “oversight, care, maintenance, operation, and management of the premises, including common areas, walkways and parking lots.”

“Plaintiff was a resident of Jefferson at Westtown and resided at 2023 Skiles Boulevard, West Chester, Pennsylvania. On Feb. 2, 2016, at approximately 12:00 a.m., plaintiff, [Thomas Sukin] Kim, was walking through the parking lot of the premises, when he was caused to slip and fall on an accumulation of ice and snow that had not been adequately treated and/or removed. The condition of the parking lot area as aforesaid represented a dangerous and/or hazardous condition to persons lawfully on the premises,” the lawsuit reads.

In the process, Kim allegedly suffered a broken right leg.

According to the plaintiff, the defendants failed to inspect, maintain and correct the dangerous condition of ice and snow on the premises that led to Kim’s accident, among other charges.

For counts of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages not in excess of $50,000, plus interest, costs and any other relief which the Court may deem just and fair.

The plaintiff is represented by Jay L. Solnick and Thomas J. McTear Jr. of Solnick & Associates, in Jenkintown.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171102062

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