Couple sue City of Chester following alleged slip and fall in parking lot

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 18, 2019

MEDIA — Husband and wife are suing City of Chester, citing alleged breach of duty and negligence.

Eleanor and Alfred Jefferson filed a complaint on Jan. 9 in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas against the City of Chester, alleging the political subdivision breached its duty to maintain a city parking lot in a safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Jan. 9, 2017, Eleanor Jefferson slipped and tripped on ice and uneven frozen snow and fell to the ground with great force at defendant's parking lot. 

She allegedly sustained physical harm including pain, suffering, agony, shock, inconvenience, loss of life's pleasures and diminution of the ability to enjoy life. Alfred Jefferson says he suffered loss or diminution of the support, society and care of his wife. 

The plaintiffs hold the City of Chester responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to plow, shovel, salt, or otherwise clear the parking lot of dangerous conditions of snow and ice.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000, with interest, costs, attorney fees, and such other just and equitable relief. They are represented by Michael Handley of The Law Offices of Jeffrey P. Hoyle in Media.

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