Article Courtesy of The Boca
By Staff Report
Published February 4, 2021
BOCA RATON — A lawsuit just filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court alleges
that the Boca Falls Homeowners Association had a responsibility to block off an
area of a sidewalk outside a home to prevent a neighboring homeowner from
slipping on something “slippery.”
Bonnie Fenyves was
allegedly walking in the common area between “12217
Rockledge Circle and 12223 Rockledge Circle” on January
14th, 2020 when she fell.
“At that time and place, while walking in the common area
described above, Plaintiff slipped and fell on algae or some
other slippery substance and sustained serious and permanent
injuries… Defendant had a duty to take such precaution as
were reasonable and necessary to protect its invitees,
including Plaintiff, from slipping hazards on the sidewalks
of the common areas.”
Claims the suit: “As a result, (Fenyves) suffered bodily
injury and resulting pain and suffering, disability,
disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the
enjoyment of life, expense of hospitalization, medical and
nursing care and treatment and aggravation of a previously
existing condition. The losses are either permanent or
continuing and Plaintiff will suffer the loses into the
The filing also states that Fenyves and her husband, Steven
Fenyves, suffered and will continue to suffer, “loss of
society, loss of services and loss of consortium.” The
Fenyves’ own the home at 12246 Rockledge Circle — just 348
foot steps away, according to Google maps.
A homeowner in Boca Falls allegedly slipped on the
sidewalk between these two homes. She is now suing.
The Fenyves, through attorney Daniel Haverman, are seeking a jury trial for
damages in excess of the statutory minimum of $30,000.
Boca Falls is a large, upscale community in West Boca Raton. It is
positioned between Glades Road and Palmetto Park Road, far west of U.S. 441.