ORLANDO — An Orlando couple is suing a furniture store, alleging negligence caused injuries to their daughter.

Linda Tyndall and Kevin Gomez filed a complaint Nov. 6 in Orange County Circuit Court against Haverty Furniture Companies Inc., John Doe I and John Doe II, alleging failure to follow applicable safety guidelines and regulations.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 15, 2014, the defendants carelessly delivered a 5-feet tall Polaris Entertainment Center to the plaintiff's Orlando home. The suit says the Orlando couple's 2-year-old daughter was injured by a piece of the entertainment unit.

The lawsuit states the child was struck on her forehead by a tall wooden piece and fell backward onto the floor. The suit says the child was injured on or about her head, body and extremities, has suffered physical and mental injuries to her head and brain, resulting in pain and suffering, and medical expenses. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to establish proper guidelines for the delivery and assembly of its product, and failed to adopt or reasonably train their employees in the safe assembly of its own product.

Tyndall and Gomez seek trial by jury, compensatory damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest, court costs and attorney fees. They are represented by attorneys Steven W. Igou and Joseph C. Brock of Law Offices of Steven W. Igou in Winter Park.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 17-CA-9817

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