PHILADELPHIA – An Ohio customer who says he suffered a re-aggravated ACL tear of his right knee in a local Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant has sued the chain for negligence.
Sindro Longino of Cleveland, Ohio filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Feb. 22 versus Yum! Brands, Inc. (doing business as “Kentucky Fried Chicken”) of Louisville, Ky. and Kentucky Fried Chicken of Clifton Heights.
On July 12, 2017, Longino was a customer at the defendant KFC restaurant in Clifton Heights and after picking up his food order, he says he was caused to slip, slide, stumble and fall on a wet floor surface and fall to the ground in a spread-eagle position.
As a result of the fall, Longino claims to have suffered a bilateral knee sprain and strain, tear of a prior ACL graft in the right knee, a displaced bucket handle tear of the medial meniscus in the right knee with displaced fragment in the intercondylar notch, horizontal tear of the body and posterior horn of the lateral meniscus, left foot sprain and strain, lumbar strain, contusion of the knees bilaterally with associated swelling and pain, plus severe shocks to the nerves and nervous system
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to adequately inspect the premises to confirm the floor surface was dry, failed to warn customers of the existence of a dangerous, wet and slippery condition and failed to use due care under the circumstances, among other charges.
For negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, an amount also in excess of requiring submission to compulsory arbitration.
The plaintiff is represented by Bernard M. Gross in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180202119
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