WHEELING – A man is suing Blue Ridge Manor Apartments after he claims he suffered a broken hip as a result of a dangerous parking lot.
On Feb. 3, Edward Kokosinski was on the defendant’s premises when he violently fell to the ground and was injured, according to a complaint filed Oct. 15 in Brooke Circuit Court and removed to federal court on Nov. 23.
Kokosinski sustained serious injuries as a result of the defendant’s actions.
The defendant knew or should have known of the condition of the property and should have correctly the condition and warned Kokosinski, according to the suit.
Kokosinski claims the defendant failed to maintain the parking lot in a reasonably safe condition; allowed the parking lot to become unreasonably unsafe and remain unreasonably unsafe; failed to inspect the parking lot when it knew or should have known that ice would be present while invited guests were coming onto the premises; and failed to warn him of the danger presented by the presence of ice in the parking lot.
The defendant also failed to post any warning signs and failed to properly salt the parking lot, according to the suit.
Kokosinski claims as a result of the defendant’s negligence, he suffered a broken hip and other injuries.
As a result of the defendant’s negligence, Kokosinski incurred medical, hospital and prescription medication charges; and will incur charges in the future, according to the suit.
Kokosinski is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Eric Chaffin and Patricia Booth of Chaffin Luhana LLP.
Blue Ridge is represented by Heather M. Noel and Sara E. Brown of MacCorkle Lavender PLLC.
The case is assigned to District Judge John Preston Bailey.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number: 5:15-cv-00147