Visitor alleges negligence in fall at Ocoee middle school

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 16, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orlando woman is suing the Orange County public school system, alleging negligence caused her to suffer injuries in a fall at an Ocoee middle school.

Celeste Satterfield filed a complaint April 3 in Orange County Circuit Court against Orange County Public Schools, alleging failure to follow applicable safety guidelines and regulations.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 11, 2016, Satterfield was visiting the Ocoee Middle School on 300 S. Bluford Ave., Ocoee The suit says she slipped, lost her balance and fell violently as a result of the school district negligently allowing a transitory foreign substance on the floor.

Satterfield says she sustained bodily injury including pain and suffering, disability, inconvenience, aggravation of an existing condition, medical expenses and loss of earnings. 

The plaintiff alleges Orange County Public Schools failed to adequately warn her of the dangerous condition on the floor, failed to properly inspect and maintain the premises, and failed to provide a safe and dry means of ingress and egress for the plaintiff.

Satterfield seeks trial by jury, damages that exceed $15,000, exclusive of interest, court costs and attorney fees, plus all other proper relief. She is represented by attorney George H. Anderson III of Dan Newlin & Partners in Orlando.

Orange Count Circuit Court case number 18-CA-3389

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