IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SERVES SLIP & FALL ACCIDENTS THAT OCCUR IN A MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT
- I fell at a McDonald's restaurant in Miami.
- I slipped on some ketchup at McDonald's and hurt my back when I fell.
- I fell while walking through a McDonald's parking lot.
- The floor was wet and I slipped and fell.
- Can I sue McDonald's after a slip and fall accident?
Did you suffer a slip and fall accident at a McDonald's fast food restaurant? If so, you may be eligible for compensation to cover your injuries, medical expenses, and losses.
Jonathan Perazzo, personal injury lawyer and founder of the Perazzo Law Firm, highly recommends contacting his Miami-Dade law offices ONLINE
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McDonald's and all fast food restaurants across the country, must abide by premises liability laws to prevent dangerous situations or infrastructure conditions that may lead to customers suffering accidents that cause bodily injuries and losses.
Soiled and slippery walking surfaces are common at McDonald's. That is why McDonald's have a clean-up crew readily available to mop-up any spilled liquids or sweep-up any fallen food.
What to do if you suffer a Slip and Fall accident at McDonald's?
After a slip and fall accident in a McDonald's, the Perazzo Law Firm recommends the following:
- Report the accident immediately: It is vital that the McDonald's restaurant manager on duty record the slip and fall accident.
- If in pain, request medical assistance.
- Gather eyewitness testimony: Statements by eyewitnesses will facilitate a successful insurance claim for injuries or losses resulting from the slip and fall accident.
- Document the slip and fall accident scene through photos: Images of what caused the accident, such as: a slippery walking surface soiled with food, liquids, or other substance that may cause someone to slip and fall.
- Contact our office online or by calling (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation.
Famous McDonalds Accidents
There have been several accidents at McDonald's restaurants over the years, ranging from minor incidents to more serious ones that resulted in injuries or even fatalities. One notable accident at McDonald's occurred in 1992, when a customer named Stella Liebeck spilled hot coffee on herself and suffered severe burns.
Liebeck had purchased a cup of hot coffee at a McDonald's drive-thru and was attempting to add cream and sugar to it when she accidentally spilled the coffee in her lap. The coffee was extremely hot, at a temperature of around 180-190 degrees Fahrenheit, and Liebeck suffered third-degree burns on her legs and groin area as a result.
Liebeck sued McDonald's for her injuries, arguing that the company had served coffee that was unreasonably hot and that it had failed to adequately warn customers about the risks. During the trial, it was revealed that McDonald's had received hundreds of complaints from customers who had been burned by their coffee, but had not taken any action to reduce the temperature or warn customers.
The case became a media sensation, with many people criticizing Liebeck for being careless and blaming her for the accident. However, it later emerged that she had initially only requested $20,000 from McDonald's to cover her medical expenses, but the company had refused to offer more than $800.
In the end, a jury awarded Liebeck $2.9 million in damages, although this amount was later reduced on appeal. The case had a significant impact on the fast food industry, with many restaurants reevaluating their safety policies and procedures in order to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.
Overall, the McDonald's hot coffee case is a stark reminder of the potential dangers that can arise in seemingly mundane situations, and the importance of companies taking responsibility for the safety of their customers.