Customer alleges Panera negligence caused fall

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 4, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orange County customer is suing Panera Bread, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

British Hill filed a complaint Nov. 19 in Orange County Circuit Court against Covelli Family Limited Partnership, doing business as Panera Bread, alleging failure to keep its Orlando restaurant property reasonably safe for its invitees.

According to the complaint, on June 6, Hill was was a business invitee at the Panera Bread restaurant on Vineland Avenue, Orlando, when she slipped and fell due to water left unattended on the floor. The suit says Hill twisted her right ankle and struck her right knee and elbow on the floor. 

The plaintiff alleges Panera Bread negligently caused the premises to be unsafe for a sufficient period of time and failed to warn Hill of the dangerous condition.

Hill seeks trial by jury, damages that exceed $15,000, exclusive of court costs, interest and attorney fees, plus all other just and appropriate relief. She is represented by attorney Michael L. Moore of Orlando.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 18CA012803

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