An Illinois woman visiting the Disney BoardWalk Villas in Lake Buena Vista alleges that she was injured while shopping there.
The woman filed a complaint on June 13 in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Orange County against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US Inc. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the woman alleges that on June 25, 2015, she was upon the Disney premises for the purpose of visiting the shops and restaurants when she tripped on a raised screwed and fell. She alleges she suffered bodily injury resulting in pain and suffering, disfigurement, mental anguish and aggravation of a previously existing condition.
She holds Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US Inc. responsible because they allowed a dangerous hazard to exist and failed to warn of the dangerous condition.
She is seeking more than $15,000 in damages.
If you were injured in a trip and fall on someone else’s property, you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages. This is an area of law called premises liability.
Under Florida law, property owners have a duty to exercise ordinary care to avoid injuries to visitors on their property. With that said, if a property owner’s negligent maintenance, operation or design of the property caused you to slip, trip and/or fall, the owner could be held liable.
Two key questions in any slip and fall case in Florida will be:
- Was the property owner aware of the dangerous condition?
- Was the hazard “open and obvious” so that you could have avoided it, thus preventing the slip, trip or fall?
If you have suffered an injury on another person’s property, our Florida Slip, Trip and Fall Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help. We will review your slip, trip and fall and explore all legal options available to you. Our consultations are always free. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.