Lawsuit: Pittsburgh residence's defective stairway led to plaintiff sustaining broken back

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 11, 2017

PITTSBURGH – A man who allegedly broke his back subsequent to an accident involving a defective stairway landing at a property in Pittsburgh has initiated legal action to support his recovery.

Simon Knoll of New York City filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 30 versus David Knoll of Pittsburgh.

On April 10 of this year, the plaintiff was a business invitee on the premises of 1516 Beechwood Boulevard in Pittsburgh, when he was caused to fall due to a defective railing located on the stairway landing at or near the rear of the premises, creating a dangerous condition on the premises and causing serious and permanent personal injuries, the suit says.

As a result of the accident, Simon allegedly suffered a broken back, plus scrapes, lacerations, contusions and bruising. The plaintiff claims the defendant failed to exercise proper care over the premises, failed to inspect, monitor, repair or warn of the defective and dangerous condition on the stairway landing, among numerous other liability charges.

For a lone count of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $35,000, plus all costs and other relief the Court deems just.

The plaintiff is represented by Marc I. Simon of Simon & Simon, in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-17-016531

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