Allegheny County couple sue city following fall on sidewalk

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 21, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An Allegheny County couple are suing the City of Pittsburgh and Marcia M. Gumberg, citing alleged breach of duty and negligence.

Judith H. Pherson-Nolan and Steven M. Nolan filed a complaint on Dec. 10 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against the defendants, alleging they negligently permitted the sidewalk to remain in a dangerous condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Oct. 31, 2017, Pherson-Nolan was walking on the sidewalk near the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Murray Avenue when she tripped and fell on the raised section of the sidewalk. 

She allegedly suffered serious injuries including but not limited to a left humerus fracture, multiple intra-articular fracture fragments and irreparable damage to shoulder. Nolan suffered loss of consortium of her wife. The plaintiffs hold the City of Pittsburgh and Marcia M. Gumberg responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to correct or provide adequate warning of the existing danger.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants in an amount exceeding the jurisdictional limits of the court, interest, costs and such other appropriate relief. They are represented by Patrick Cavanaugh of Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC in Pittsburgh.

The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Case No. is 16-13740.

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