PITTSBURGH – A newly-filed lawsuit in state court has been brought by a plaintiff who claimed to suffer debilitating full-body injuries in the defendants’ parking lot, after leaving her job at a Kohl’s department store.

Lisa J. Pettorelli of West Mifflin filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Jan. 15 versus Oxford Development Company and 4000 Oxford Drive Associates, LP, both of Pittsburgh.

According to the litigation, Pettorelli was leaving her employment at Kohl’s on Feb. 12, 2016 and headed to the parking lot, where there existed a “dangerous, defective, hazardous and unsafe” condition on the premises, caused by an accumulation of ice and snow. This same condition caused her to violently fall to the ground, she claims.

Pettorelli allegedly sustained spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, severe right groin pain, severe back pain, severe right leg pain, shoulder pain coupled with numbness and tingling, numbness and tingling of the extremities, bilateral hand pain, bilateral foot pain, plus bruises, contusions and other injuries.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide premises safe for use, failed to warn visitors of the aforementioned dangerous condition and failed to timely, properly or regularly inspect the premises for defects, among other charges.

For negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional limits of compulsory arbitration, plus costs, interest and such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and equitable, in addition to a trial by jury.

The plaintiff is represented by Christopher Halesey of Woomer & Talarico, in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-18-000647

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

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