Tenant sues property owner following bathroom floor's collapse

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 5, 2018

MEDIA — A tenant is suing Michael Esterlis and Glenn Blessing, premises controllers, citing alleged negligence.

Kareem Garrett filed a complaint on Nov. 16 in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas against the defendants, alleging they failed to maintain and inspect the premises in a timely and regular manner.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 2, 2016, he was entering the bathroom in his leasehold when the floor crumpled, collapsed and broke away. He was allegedly caused to fall and sustained serious injuries to his head, neck, right shoulder, right elbow, left leg, left knee and left ankle. 

The plaintiff holds Michael Esterlis and Glenn Blessing responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to prevent water leakage into plaintiff's apartment to avoid weakening of the floor and other structural elements of the building.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus interest, costs and attorney's fees. He is represented by Jeffrey Zimmerman and Jeffrey Schmidt of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman and Schmidt in Feasterville.

Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

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