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Weirton, resident sued over sidewalk's condition that allegedly caused fall


By Carrie Bradon | Apr 26, 2019

NEW CUMBERLAND – The administrator of the estate of a Weirton man has filed a suit against the city and a resident over a fall allegedly caused by the state of the sidewalk.

Dennis Stillwagoner, administrator of the estate of Arch M. Talbert, filed a complaint in Hancock Circuit Court against the city of Weirton and Joanna Froats alleging negligence.

The suit states Talbert was on the sidewalk at 130 N. 20th St., Weirton in front of Froats' house on May 11, 2018, when he was caused to fall due to hazardous conditions and was injured.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants failed to maintain the sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition and failed to correct it.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by M. Eric Frankovitch of Frankovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio & Pearl LLP in Weirton.

The case has been assigned to Judge David Sims.

Hancock Circuit Court case number 19-C-25

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