Brookline Tobacco Outlet sued over customer's alleged fall

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh tobacco company’s property and its supposedly-dangerous condition led a plaintiff to suffer severe neck, back and other injuries, according to recently-filed litigation.

Jennie Nicholas of Pittsburgh filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Dec. 29 versus Brookline Tobacco Outlet, LLC, also of Pittsburgh.

On Oct. 31, 2016, Nicholas was a business invitee on the defendant’s premises in Pittsburgh, when the complaint reads she was caused to fall due to an improperly-placed rug/carpet located at or near the aisle. Subsequently, Nicholas says she sustained neck injuries including disc protrusion and bulges, back injuries including disc bulges, left finger injuries including lacerations, contusions to her right hip and bilateral knees, lacerations, contusions and bruising.

Nicholas alleges the defendant failed to exercise proper care over the premises, failed to inspect, monitor, repair or warn of the defective and dangerous condition of the rug on the property, among other charges.

For 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-17-017838

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