Lawsuit: Warehouse wall sensor placement led to plaintiff's accident

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A locally based plaintiff allegedly injured in a fall caused by contact with a sensor extending from the side of a warehouse wall has sued the entities she believes are responsible for her accident.

Diane Esposito of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Jan. 25 versus Tacony Distributors, LLC and Planet Wholesaler, LLC, also both of Philadelphia.

Per the litigation, on or about May 16, 2016, Esposito was walking on a pathway near the rear entrance to defendants’ warehouse when she came in contact with a metal and plastic sensor protruding from the warehouse wall, which caused her to stumble and fall to the ground, thereby suffering serious and permanent injuries.

Esposito claims to have suffered a severe and multiple internal and external injuries, including a peri-trochanteric fracture of the left hip, a closed reduction of hip fracture, surgery under general anesthesia, and the placement of wires, nails and screws into her femur.

Esposito believes the defendants failed to address the hazardous nature of the defective condition by relocating both sensor and misplaced wheel stop, failed to properly inspect the property in question on an ongoing basis to monitor hazards and failed to post warning signs or notice to warn individuals of the presence of the sensor and wheel stop, among other charges.

For negligence, the plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest and costs of suit in this matter.

The plaintiff is represented by Charles S. Cooper of Cooper & Schall, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180104083

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