CLEARWATER — A customer is suing a St. Petersburg laundromat, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Julia Hernandez filed a complaint April 10 in Pinellas Circuit Court against Bay Area Laundrette Inc., doing business as Betty's Laundrette Inc., alleging the laundromat owner failed to maintain its premises in a safe condition.

According to the complaint, on May 24, 2016, Hernandez was at the Betty's Laundrette property, 6515 Haines Road North, St. Petersburg, to use the laundry machines. The suit says she slipped and fell due to water or some other transitory substance that remained on the floor of the premises. 

As a result of the defendant's negligence, the lawsuit states, Hernandez sustained bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, medical expenses, loss of earnings and aggravation of a previous existing injury. 

The plaintiff alleges Betty's Laundrette failed to warn or notify her of the known dangerous condition, and failed to remove, repair or correct the dangerous condition.

Hernandez seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of $15,000 and court costs. She is represented by attorney William H. Winters of Winters & Yonker PA in Tampa.

Pinellas Circuit Court case number 18-CA-2175

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