Party goer alleges condo association's negligence led to deck injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 23, 2018

ORLANDO — An Osceola County woman is suing an Orlando condo association, alleging negligence in failing to to take sufficient measures to prevent injuries on a deck.

Jessenia Santana filed a complaint May 7 in Orange County Circuit Court against Winter Park Woods Condominium Association, Inc. alleging failure to maintain and exercise reasonable care in the upkeep of its premises.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 21, 2017, Santana was attending a birthday party on the defendant's premises at Winter Park Woods in Orlando. The suit says Santana was on the patio and/or gazebo area consisting of a wooden deck when her leg went through the deck while she was standing. Santana says she struck her right arm as she fell through the deck. '

As a result, Santana says she suffered serious bodily injuries, pain, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish and the expense of medical treatment. 

The plaintiff alleges Winter Park Woods Condominium failed to maintain and exercise reasonable care to provide a safe premises to tenants and guests, and failed to take reasonable steps to protect against dangerous conditions on its proprety.

Santana seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages of more than $15,000, interests and costs, plus all further relief the court deems necessary and proper. She is represented by attorney Kevin L. Balentine of Smith, Feddeler & Smith PA in Lakeland.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 18CA004733

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