Man alleges pothole at Circle K parking lot caused him to fall

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 20, 2018

ORLANDO – An Orange County man alleges he was injured at an Orlando convenience store because of a pothole in the parking lot.

ORLANDO – An Orange County man alleges he was injured at an Orlando convenience store because of a pothole in the parking lot.

Michael Bowers and Sarah Bowers filed a complaint on July 2 in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County against Circle K Stores Inc. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on May 22, 2015, Michael Bowers was an invitee at defendant's convenience store at 18620 East Colonial Drive in Orlando when his foot and ankle went into a pothole, causing him to fall. He alleges he sustained bodily injuries in and about his body and extremities, resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of earnings and medical expenses as a result of the fall. 

The plaintiffs hold Circle K Stores Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed repair the hazard in the parking lot or to warn plaintiff about it.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant for damages, costs, prejudgment interest and demand a trial of all issues so triable. They are represented by Nathan P. Carter and Joshua A. Machlus of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter LLC in Orlando.

9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County case number 18-CA-7167

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