Pinellas County resident alleges uneven sidewalk caused injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 21, 2018

CLEARWATER — A jogger is suing Pinellas County, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Brian Pawlik filed a complaint May 4 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against Pinellas County, alleging failure maintain reasonable care in the operations of county property.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 23, 2015, Pawlik was jogging on the sidewalk along 533 Keen Road, Largo, when he tripped and fell due to an uneven pavement. As a result, Pawlik says, he sustained bodily injuries, pain, disability and mental anguish, plus the expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment. 

The plaintiff alleges Pinellas County was responsible for the upkeep of the sidewalk and had a duty to exercise reasonable care in the operations of its property, which the defendant neglected to maintain.

Pawlik seeks trial by jury, all damages exceeding $15,000, exclusive of interest, court costs, attorney fees and all further relief the court deems just and proper. He is represented by attorney R. Evan Basset of Salter, Healy, Basset & Rivera in St. Petersburg.

Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 18CA2893 5/4

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