fast food chain Burger King will have to pay 8 million dollars to a man who slipped and fell in the bathroom of one of its establishments in the city of hollywoodin Florida, USAlocal media reported on Tuesday.
The accident occurred in July 2019, when Richard Tulecki48, slipped in the bathroom of a Burger King in the aforementioned city, in the county of Browardand, as a result of the fall, “Suffered lower back injuries resulting in complicated surgery for colon perforation”according to the demand that the newspaper collected Sun Sentinel.
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At the trial, the coffee shop chain argued that the plaintiff never communicated with the local management so that I would know that there was a problem in the bathroom that needed to be fixed.
But the jury last week found Burger King liable for the injuries and established compensation of almost 700 thousand dollars to Tulecki for past medical expenses, almost 1 million for pain and suffering suffered and another 2.77 million for future ones, in addition to another 3 million dollars for the loss of future earning capacity. , said the Florida newspaper.
The lawsuit filed by the lawyers alleges that the establishment was responsible for “The conditions that led to Tulecki’s fall or should have known and addressed prior to his accident.”
Burger King challenged the verdict and requested a new trial.
In another similar case in Florida, this time against the chain McDonald’sparents successfully sued the fast food giant over the second-degree burns their 4-year-old autistic daughter suffered from eating a Chicken McNugget in 2019.
A jury must now determine how much McDonald’s will have to pay the family in compensation.
With information from EFE