PITTSBURGH — A Steubenville, Ohio, couple are suing the City of Pittsburgh, citing alleged negligence.
Marci M. Colantoni-Wojtas and David T. Wojtas filed a complaint in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against the City of Pittsburgh, alleging the government agency failed to maintain the sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Sept. 17, 2017, Colantoni-Wojtas was walking on the sidewalk near the intersection of 2017 Reedsdale St. and Ridge Road in the vicinity of Pennsylvania Route 65 underpass when she stepped on a metal post.
She allegedly sustained significant injuries to her right foot, which resulted in continuing pain, emotional tension and anxiety. The plaintiffs hold City of Pittsburgh responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently permitted the dangerous condition to exist for an unreasonable period of time and failed to give adequate warning of the existing danger.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court, with interest, costs and all other just and equitable relief. They are represented by G. Christopher Apessos of Friday & Cox LLC in Pittsburgh.