ORLANDO — An Orange County woman is suing McDonald's, alleging failure to properly secure the lid of a hot coffee cup that led to injuries.

Cierra Martin-Williams filed a complaint Nov. 6 in Orange County Circuit Court against McDonald's Restaurants of Florida Inc., alleging failure to exercise reasonable care for the safety of customers.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 1. 2016, Martin-Williams was at the drive-through at McDonald's, 13401 Landstar Blvd., Orlando. The suit says a McDonald's employee handed Martin-Williams a cup of hot coffee. As the plaintiff took a sip of the coffee, she said, the lid was not properly secured, and the hot coffee spilled onto Martin-Williams. 

As a result, Martin-Williams says she sustained physical injuries, mental anguish, loss of earnings and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges the McDonald's employee failed to adequately secure the lid on the coffee cup, thus creating a hazardous condition to its customers when handing them hot coffee.

Martin-Williams seeks trial by jury, damages that exceed $15,000 and all such relief deemed proper by the court. She is represented by attorney W. Clay Mitchell, Jr. of Morgan & Morgan in Orlando.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 17CA009789

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