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Miami-Dade couple blames Disney World for wife's injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 16, 2017

ORLANDO — A Miami-Dade couple is suing Walt Disney World, alleging negligence for allowing a dangerous condition to exist on its property.

Berta M. Perez and Jose A. Perez filed a complaint Oct. 25 in Orange County Circuit Court against Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc., doing business as ESPN Club, alleging failure to provide a safe place to walk and not subject guests to unreasonable risk of injury or harm.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 2, 2016, Berta Perez was ascending the steps of the lower level of the ESPN Club restaurant when her foot became caught on a piece of metal that had a sharp edge and was protruding from the edge of one of the steps. 

As a result, the suit says, Perez sustained a laceration wound that required medical treatment, which kept her from the society of her husband, Jose Perez. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendant failed to properly maintain the steps in the middle of restaurant, failed to warn its business invitees of the dangerous condition and failed to properly train its employees on the proper upkeep and maintenance of the flooring.

Berta Perez and Jose Perez seek trial by jury, damages that exceed $15,000 and all other relief deemed just. They are represented by attorney David A. Helfand of Miami.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 17CA009461

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