PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh woman who allegedly suffered a broken wrist when an unleashed dog knocked her to the ground has sued the apartment complex where the accident took place and its management companies.

Ada D. Kinney of Pittsburgh filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Dec. 8 versus Toro Development Company and Belmont Ridge Partners, LP (doing business as “Belmont Ridge Apartments”), both of Monroeville.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was walking her dog on the sidewalk in front of the Belmont Ridge Apartments in Monroeville, when a large German Shepherd dog, a pet of a tenant of the building, ran unleashed onto the sidewalk and knocked Kinney to the ground.

Supposedly, the defendants disregarded the presence of the allegedly vicious dog in the building, failed to collect the monthly fee required to have a pet on the premises and failed to confirm the tenant possessed renter’s insurance, among numerous other charges.

In the process, Kinney allegedly suffered a left wrist fracture, along with strained, torn and dislocated muscles, ligaments, tissues, tendons and nerves, along with injuries to her nerves and nervous systems and emotional distress.

For negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages, jointly and severally, in excess of $35,000.

The plaintiff is represented by Merle Kramer Mermelstein of Silberblatt Mermelstein, in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-17-016766

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

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