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City slapped with $1 million lawsuit

October 10, 2013

PAWTUCKET — A city woman is suing the city for $1 million in damages that she maintains were incurred as the result of a fall on Prospect Street during the summer.

A representative of the Orabona Law Offices in Providence notified the city clerk last August that Sherry Ambers, of 560 Prospect St., Pawtucket, was injured in an accident on Aug. 14. Ambers was reportedly injured when she was walking down Prospect Street and stepped on a large piece of metal.

The letter states that as a result of this incident, Ambers sustained serious injuries to her left big toe and “incurred and will incur” substantial medical expenses. Due to her injury, she is seeking $1 million in damages.

City Solicitor Frank Milos said that the city is aware of the suit, but has not been able to ascertain key details about the alleged incident, including the exact location of where it supposedly occurred and the type of metal object that was reportedly involved.

He said that the matter had been forwarded to the City Council’s Committee on Claims and Pending Suits for consideration.

On Wednesday, the City Council voted to refer the matter to the city’s legal department for further review.

Several attempts to reach the Orabona Law Offices for further information about the lawsuit were unsuccessful.

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