CLEARWATER — A business invitee is suing a Florida shopping center owner, alleging negligence.

Mark Imperato filed a complaint on Jan. 23 in the Pinellas Circuit Court against Walvekar Florida Properties LLC alleging that the company failed to follow applicable safety guidelines and regulations.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 23, 2014, he was struck by a motor vehicle while he was within the premises of defendant's shopping center at 2602 Bayshore Blvd. in Dunedin. As a result, he allegedly was injured in and about his body and extremities, suffered bodily injury and resulting pain, and suffered disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of earnings, and aggravation of a previously existing condition.

The plaintiff holds Walvekar Florida Properties responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to place any barrier between the parking lot and the sidewalk, failed to properly mark the parking lot, and failed to place any speed limit signs on said property.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks judgment against the defendant for damages in an amount in excess of $15,000, exclusive of costs and interest. He is represented by Eduardo R. Latour of Latour & Associates PA in Tarpon Springs.

Pinellas Circuit Court case number 18-CA-460

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