ORLANDO — An Orange County woman is suing Wal-Mart, alleging negligent retention, training and supervision, and gross negligence.

Ebony Dinnall filed a complaint March 26 in Orange County Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Stores East LP, alleging failure to follow applicable safety guidelines and regulations.

According to the complaint, on March 9, 2017, Dinnall went to the Wal-Mart at 2500 Kirkman Road, Orlando to have her vehicle serviced by one of the mechanics. After servicing, the suit says, the hood of Dinnall's car, which had not been secured, suddenly flew up and cracked the windshield. Dinnall says this caused her vehicle to crash and the plaintiff to sustain property damages, bodily injury, pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, disfigurement, medical expenses, physical handicap and loss of income. 

The plaintiff alleges Wal-Mart Stores East failed to properly secure the hood of her vehicle, and failed to hire, retain and supervise properly trained mechanics.

Dinnall seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of $15,000, plus court costs and interests. She is represented by attorney Derek L. Metts of Metts Legal PA in Winter Park.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 18-CA-3069

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