Guest sues Disney World Resort after incident left her disabled and disfigured
For all its magic and fantasy, accidents, mishaps and injuries do happen at Walt Disney World Resort. Unfortunately, in one incident involving a guest staying at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, a fall left her with pain, suffering, disability and disfigurement. She is now suing Disney Vacation Club for negligence.
More than a year before Disney World’s planned boardwalk renovation, a guest staying at the resort through the Disney Vacation Club suffered serious injuries after falling on ‘rotting’ wood and an ‘uneven’ surface . In public court records obtained through the Orange County Clerk, plaintiff’s claims against DVC may be viewed.
Plaintiff’s complaint is as follows:
On or about October 19, 2020, Plaintiff was a guest at the aforementioned Boardwalk Resort owned, managed, controlled and/or maintained by Defendant when Plaintiff tripped and fell on decaying wooden beams and an uneven walking surface where the wooden boardwalk met the concrete walkway.
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The incident that occurred at the Disney hotel in the EPCOT Resort region caused the plaintiff multiple physical and mental consequences:
As a direct and immediate consequence of the defendant’s breach of duty, [the Plaintiff] suffered bodily injury and consequent pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, mental anguish, loss of ability to enjoyment of life, hospitalization costs, medical and nursing care and treatment, loss of income and loss of ability to earn money. The losses are permanent or continuing and the plaintiff will suffer the losses in the future.
According to the plaintiff, Disney Vacation Club management violated the following:
a. Create the condition that caused the plaintiff’s injury;
b. Failing to properly and timely inspect one’s property for potentially dangerous hazards or
unsafe conditions, including that alleged above; and
vs. Failing to warn the applicant of an unreasonably dangerous condition;
D. Failure to exercise due diligence in maintaining, inspecting, repairing or
warning of the premises;
e. Failing to ensure adequate and reasonable maintenance of the property,
including, but not limited to, all devices;
F. Failing to provide adequate lighting on the premises in question;
g. Failing to provide reasonably secure premises by other means which may be
determined by discovery.
The lawsuit between the plaintiff and DVC began in late April 2022 and, as of June 8, the litigation is still ongoing.
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Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time an injury incident has struck Central Florida Disney Resort. In recent months, it has emerged that one guest suffered lasting harm after being injured at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, while another guest visiting Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin suffered severe bodily injuries after being injured. tripped over electrical cables.
Have you ever suffered an injury while at Walt Disney World Resort? Let us know in the comments below.
Walt Disney World Resort has four theme parks: Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park. It also includes two Disney water parks, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, as well as the retail and entertainment area, Disney Springs.