Idaho Couple File Claim Against District For Daughter's Injuries


A north Idaho couple have filed a tort claim against their local school district, seeking more than $500,000 in damages for injuries suffered by their daughter when she slipped on wet floor and fell down a flight of stairs at Spirit Lake Elementary School.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that the claim, filed by Lonnie and Jan Roberts, alleges a janitor "negligently and recklessly" mopped the floors and stairs, prior to the accident in November 2011. The Roberts said their daughter suffered severe and permanent injuries to her left knee, requiring extensive medical treatment.

The tort claims states that the school and district "had an obligation to protect its students and persons coming upon the premises from foreseeable risks of harm."