ORLANDO — An Orange County customer is suing Home Depot, alleging negligence caused him to suffer injuries.
Milton Wilson filed a complaint Jan. 8 in Orange County Circuit Court against Home Depot U.S.A. Inc., alleging the defendant failed to exercise reasonable care for the safety of its customers.
According to the complaint, on May 25, 2017, Wilson visited the defendant's Home Depot store at 7022 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, when an electric gate closed on his back without warning.
As a result, Wilson says he sustained physical injuries, mental anguish, loss of the capacity for the enjoyment of life and the expense of hospitalization.
The plaintiff alleges Home Depot U.S.A. failed to maintain or adequately maintain an electric gate when a Home Depot employee shut the gate on Wilson while he was trying to enter, thus creating a hazardous condition to members of the public.
Wilson seeks trial by jury, judgment in excess of $15,000, plus interest and court costs. He is represented by attorney James T. Lynch of Morgan & Morgan PA in Orlando.
Orange County Circuit Court case number 18CA000243