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Haverford Township School District blamed for pedestrian's trip and fall

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By Bree Gonzales | Oct 24, 2018

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MEDIA — A husband and wife are suing Haverford High School and Haverford Township School District, citing alleged negligence.

Marisela Allen and Joel Michael Allen filed a complaint on Oct. 9 in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas against the defendants, alleging they improperly maintained its sidewalk.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Jan. 26, 2017, Marisela Allen was walking on the sidewalk adjacent to the property at 200 Mill Road, when she stumbled, tripped and fell due to an uneven and unleveled portion of the sidewalk adjacent to the property. 

It caused her to sustain serious and permanent injuries including but not limited to a contusion to her right hand, facial laceration, and vision impairment, they say. 

The plaintiffs hold Haverford High School and Haverford Township School District responsible because the defendants were responsible for the care and maintenance of the property and allegedly allowed the dangerous condition to exist on the sidewalk, creating an unsafe condition that was a threat to persons using it.

The plaintiffs demand judgment against the defendants in an amount that will not exceed the arbitration limits. They are represented by Michael-John Goodnow of Matkoff, Shengold, Burke, Blyweiss & Arbittier in Philadelphia.

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Delaware County Court of Common PleasMatkoff, Shengold, Burke, Blyweiss & Arbittier

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