A mother has filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney World alleging that her son suffered “severe injuries” after he fell on a wet floor at one of the company’s resorts.
The lawsuit was filed in Orange County circuit court on Monday by attorney Christopher N. Gonsalves on behalf of his client, Courtney Allen, and her son, Jaxson.
Allen says she and her son were guests at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, located at 1114 Cayman Way in Lake Buena Vista, in October 2019.
On or about October 11, 2019, Jaxson was with his family when he “slipped and fell on liquid and/or ice on the floor,” leading to “severe injuries,” according to the complaint.
The complaint goes on to accuse Disney and its employees as being “negligent” in “creating the dangerous condition of the liquid and ice on the floor.” It accuses the park of having “known of the danger” and “failing to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition.”
“As a direct and proximate result of negligence of the Defendant, the Plaintiff has suffered permanent bodily injuries and resulting pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, expense of hospitalization, medical and rehabilitative treatment, loss of earnings, loss of ability to earn money, and the aggravation of a previously existing condition,” reads the complaint.
The lawsuit seeks damages “in excess of $50,000” and a “trial by jury.”
Through 2023, Disney has been named in at least 50 lawsuits in Orange County alone, with many accusing the park of negligence.
Billy Williams filed a similar lawsuit in the same month, alleging that he sustained “severe and permanent” injuries after he was thrown to the ground while on The Haunted Mansion Ride.