Customer blames Family Dollar for fall, injuries

By Delma M. Serrano | Nov 29, 2017

ORLANDO — An Orlando woman is suing Family Dollar, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

ORLANDO — An Orlando woman is suing Family Dollar, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Merlinda Romelus filed a complaint Oct. 24 in Orange County Circuit Court against Family Dollar Stores of Florida, doing business as Family Dollar, alleging failure to maintain its premises in a safe condition.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 8, 2015, Romelus was lawful business invitee at Family Dollar Store No. 2849, 2641 N. Hiawassee Road, Orlando. The suit says she slipped on a pink substance and fell. 

As a result of the fall, Romelus says she suffered bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, impairment, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, medical and treatment expenses and loss of the ability to earn money. 

The plaintiff alleges Family Dollar failed to warn its customers of the dangerous condition that existed in the store.

Romelus seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, court costs, interest and all other just relief. She is represented by attorneys Chad A. Barr of The Law Office of Chad A. Barr, PA in Almonte Springs and by Skinner Louis of The Louis Law Firm, PLLC in Orlando.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 63261713

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