ORLANDO — A pedestrian is suing Orlando, alleging negligence and failure to warn about a dangerous walkway.
Lorraine Wright filed a complaint Jan. 23 in Orange County Circuit Court against the city of Orlando, alleging failure to maintain its property in a reasonably safe condition.
According to the complaint, on Jan. 3, 2017, Wright was lawfully on Orlando property when she tripped on an uneven surface on a walkway and fell forcefully to the ground, sustaining severe bodily injuries. As a result, Wright says she suffered pain, disability, disfigurement and the expense of hospitalization.
The plaintiff alleges the city of Orlando failed to maintain and inspect the walkway to ascertain whether the area constituted a hazard to pedestrians and failed to warn pedestrians of the danger of the uneven surface.
Wright seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of $15,000, plus interest and court costs. She is represented by attorney Karl W. Labertew of Dan Newlin & Partners in Orlando.
Orange County Circuit Court case number 19-CA-000802