Court docs: woman sues Williamsburg Plantation for a second time after bathroom fall

Staff writer

A Delaware woman has filed a lawsuit against Williamsburg Plantation after she said she was injured in a fall caused by a faulty bathmat.

Moraima Perez filed the lawsuit on May 8 against Williamsburg Plantation, its owners association, and Daily Management Inc., according to filings in the Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court. Perez seeks $300,000 plus interest and attorneys fees.

In March 2016, Perez and a friend stayed at the resort, the filings said. Perez said she stepped out of the shower and slipped and fell because of a faulty bathmat.

She had nothing to catch herself on because the shower lacked a safety handrail, according to the court documents. Perez injured her wrist in the fall, the filings said.

Perez’s attorney, Stephen Campbell, declined to comment in the case.

The registered agent for Williamsburg Plantation, Scarlett Creekmore, was not immediately available for comment.

In March 2018, Perez filed a nearly identical lawsuit, according to court documents. Williamsburg Plantation denied Perez’s claims and Perez said she was the one who placed the bathmat in front of the shower.

Judge Michael E. McGinty granted Williamsburg Plantation’s motion to compel Perez to prove the company didn’t inspect, install or exercise care with safety handrails in the resort’s bathrooms, the filings said.

In November 2018, the lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice, according to court documents.

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