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Seattle woman alleges Pittsburgh apartment complex's unsafe condition injured her

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 2, 2018


PITTSBURGH – A Washington woman allegedly injured at a Pittsburgh apartment complex in January of last year has filed legal action for damages related to that accident.

Kristina Manasaryants of Seattle filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Dec. 15 versus Squirrel Hill Flats, LLC of Pittsburgh.

On Jan. 24, 2016, Manasaryants says she was walking in a careful and prudent manner on the breeze-way on the premises located at 6350 Forward Avenue in Pittsburgh, which contained cracked and/or spalling asphalt coupled with hills and/or ridges of ice and snow several inches in height, width and depth, which is owned and operated by the defendant. 

Suddenly and without warning, the plaintiff fell and became injured at this location, causing her left foot to catch, slip and twist at the knee, with her entire body falling to the ground, the suit says.

The suit accuses the defendant of failing to remedy the dangerous condition in question, failing to maintain the gutter and/or water removal system in, above and around the breeze-way and failing to provide an adequate staircase and railing system, among other charges.

As a result of the accident, Manasaryants suffered lateral dislocation of the talus in relation to the tibia; horizontal fracture of the medial malleolus; distal fragment embedded in soft tissue at the level of the tibiotalar joint; fracture of the lateral aspect of the distal tibia; a tri-malleolar fracture with a foot dislocated at a 90-degree ankle and soft tissue damage, contusions, bumps, bruises and abrasions.

For negligence, the plaintiff is seeking in excess of $35,000, plus interest and costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Brian J. Fenters and Joshua P. Ward of the Law Firm of Fenters Ward, in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-17-017158

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