Pedestrian alleges Home Depot negligence led to injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 14, 2018

CLEARWATER — A pedestrian is suing Home Depot USA Inc., alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

CLEARWATER — A pedestrian is suing Home Depot USA Inc., alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Brittni Lynn Lewis filed a complaint May 29 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against Home Depot USA Inc. alleging the retail store failed to follow applicable safety guidelines and regulations.

According to the complaint, on May12, 2017, Lewis was walking on the sidewalk of Seminole Boulevard in Largo. The suit says a car driven by Robin Moore had a fence panel purchased from Home Depot secured to the roof.

However, the panel came loose, the lawsuit says, and struck Lewis as she was walking. Lewis says she sustained bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, medical expenses and loss of earnings.

Lewis says her injuries resulted from the Home Depot staff's negligence in securing a fence panel to the roof of a customer's vehicle so that it detached and struck the plaintiff while she was walking on the sidewalk. 

The plaintiff alleges Home Depot USA failed to use reasonable care to secure the purchased fence panel, and allowed a dangerous condition to exist.

Lewis seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of $15,000, plus costs. She is represented by attorney John L. Mulvihill of Corless Barfield Trial Group LLC in Tampa.

Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 18-CA-3502

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