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Wheelchair user alleges Dollar Tree's negligence caused soda cases to fall on him


By Philip Gonzales | Aug 30, 2018

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ORLANDO — An Orange County wheelchair user is suing Dollar Tree, alleging failure to warn and negligence.

Glen Mathis filed a complaint Aug. 20 in Orange County Circuit Court against Dollar Tree Stores Inc. and store manager Randy Pozdoll, alleging failure to exercise reasonable care for the safety of their customers.

According to the complaint, on June 26, 2017, Mathis was confined to a wheelchair when he visited the Dollar Tree, 5760 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando to do some shopping. The suit says while Mathis maneuvered his wheelchair toward the bathroom, improperly stacked cases of soda fell on him. 

Mathis says he sustained severe injuries resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, scarring and hospitalization, plus medical and nursing care expenses. The plaintiff alleges Dollar Tree Stores and Pozdoll negligently stacked cases of soda in an area accessible to customers and failed to give adequate warning of the danger posed by the improperly stacked cases.

Mathis seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, exclusive of interest, costs and attorney. He is represented by attorney Varun Ramnarine of Morgan & Morgan PA in Orlando.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 18CA009037

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