ORLANDO – A Rio de Janiero family allege a child was injured while at an Orlando airport.
Bernardo Rocha, Bianca Ayres, Eduardo Rocha and Guilherme Rocha filed a complaint on Dec. 30 in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County against Greater Orlando Aviation Authority alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on April 14, 2015, Rocha Bernardo, a minor, was visiting defendant’s premises with his parents and brother or the other plaintiffs, when he tripped and fell on an object affixed to the floor while walking in the terminal maintained by the defendant. As a result, the suit states he suffered permanent loss of an important bodily function, significant scarring, aggravation of an existing condition and mental anguish. Moreover, the other plaintiffs or family members that witnessed the accident allege they also suffered physical and psychological trauma from observing their son/brother bleeding from the head, and have lost the support, services and companionship of their son/brother.
The plaintiffs hold Greater Orlando Aviation Authority responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to place warning signs and/or other devices on the premises, and failed to adequately correct the dangerous condition that existed for a sufficient length of time.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for damages against defendant of more than of the sum of $15,000, together with the costs of action. They are represented by Christopher I. Ramirez and Clinton D. Cagle of The Cagle Law Firm PLLC in Orlando.
9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County Case number 50601711