PITTSBURGH — A couple is suing the owners of an apartment complex, alleging negligent supervision.
George Koontz and Diane Koontz filed a complaint in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against 420 Brierly Lane LP, and Amo Management LLC, alleging that the defendants breached their duty to inspect, maintain, repair, control, supervise and/or oversee the property and to provide a warning of and correct a dangerous condition.
According to the complaint, George Koontz claims he tripped and fell on an outside stairway on the defendants' property on March 5, 2017 because the stairwell was not adequately lit. Koontz said he suffered a broken rib and tore his rotator cuff, requiring surgery.
The plaintiffs said the defendants allegedly failed to take any steps to address the lighting issues on the stairway or to warn users of the potential danger.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek a judgment for damages in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits of compulsory arbitration, together with court costs, interest and other relief the court deems just. They are represented by Robert Woomer of Woomer & Talarico LLC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.