PITTSBURGH – A plaintiff who allegedly suffered knee injuries resulting from an accident with a concrete step on the premises of his apartment complex has filed for damages.

Charles Burgess of Bellevue filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Jan. 15 versus Melwood Manor LP and Allegheny City Realty, LLC, both also of Bellevue.

On Oct. 21, 2017, Burgess says he was caused to trip on a damaged, broken and poorly-maintained concrete step located at or near the front entry door, which the suit says created a dangerous condition on the premises, causing serious and permanent personal injuries.

The plaintiff charges that the defendants failed to inspect, maintain, repair or warn of the dangerous condition of the concrete step, failed to block off or barricade the area of the step and should have known of the potential harm it could present individuals traversing it, among other charges.

Per the litigation, Burgess suffered left knee injuries including fissuring and contusion, in addition to scrapes, lacerations, contusions and bruising.

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-18-000657

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

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