When most people think of fast food restaurants, they picture happy meals, clowns, and those delicious fries. But as economic pressures become more pronounced in the United States and desperate criminals are starting to crack, seemingly innocent establishments are now associated with something altogether less pleasant. It is no secret that certain establishments attract criminals on an almost inherent level, such as nightclubs, bars, and casinos. But many people do not realize that fast food establishments can also be crime magnets – especially when they are open 24/7. In recent weeks, many New Jersey residents have been injured in unexpected ways while at various establishments throughout the Garden State. Some were workers, while others were patrons.
The real question is whether these establishments are doing enough to protect its residents against these acts of violence. If you have been injured and you feel like the answer to that question is “no,” you may be able to hold the property owner accountable for providing inadequate security. This is a type of premise liability claim, and in filing this lawsuit you will be arguing that they should have done more to protect you from violent criminals. This is often one of the few ways injured patrons can recover the necessary funds to deal with a wide range of damages, including medical expenses, missed wages, PTSD, emotional distress, and much more.
In order to file a negligent security lawsuit or a premise liability claim of any kind, you will need to get in touch with a personal injury attorney. Our legal professionals can help you strive for the best possible results by negotiating on your behalf, helping you gather evidence, and so on. We can also assist you if you have been injured due to a slip and fall, a burn, or any other type of injury you might have suffered at a restaurant or establishment.
New Jersey Resident Sues Dunkin’ Donuts After Coffee Burn
On April 16th, it was reported that a man from New Jersey was suing Dunkin’ Donuts after suffering third and second-degree burns while visiting the establishment. The individual claims that he spilled coffee on his lap and required extensive medical treatment as a result. He argues that Dunkin’ Donuts should be held liable because the coffee was too hot.
While this might seem unreasonable to some people, other plaintiffs have successfully sued under very similar circumstances, including the woman who started it all and received $2.7 million from McDonalds after spilling hot coffee on herself. It remains to be seen whether this New Jersey resident will experience similar success, but if the same standards apply, he will need to prove that Dunkin’ Donuts brewed coffee at dangerously hot levels – making it unsafe for human consumption.
Man Beaten After Confronting Rude Customer in Newark
In another situation, a woman in Newark was reportedly beaten after informing a customer that he could not cut in the line. The employee was assaulted to the point where she could no longer see in her right eye, and she also suffered several injuries to her ribs. The man was arrested and charged as a result.
Woman Sues After Beaten by Traveling Nurse
On April 13th, it was reported that a woman was suing a hospital after being beaten by a traveling nurse. She claims the inadequate security allowed the nurse to walk into the medical center in Hackensack before attacking her with a wrench and spraying her with unspecified chemicals. The nurse then fled the scene and was found dead the next day from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The victim suffered multiple injuries, including corrosive burns to her face. The motive for these attacks is unknown. This is a perfect example of when a negligent security claim can be advantageous. Since the actual criminal is dead, the victim has no choice but to sue the property owner.
Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today
If you have been searching for a qualified personal injury attorney in New Jersey, look no further than Smith & Williams Law Firm, LLC. Over the years, we have assisted numerous injured plaintiffs, including those who have been injured while on a negligent property owner’s premises. These alarming tales show just how dangerous fast food has become in the United States – and today it can provide a much more immediate threat than simply raising your cholesterol levels. If you have been harmed by a criminal at one of these establishments, you deserve to explore all of your various legal options as you pursue justice and compensation. It’s important to reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible, as the statute of limitations can prevent you from suing if you wait too long. Book your consultation today, and we can get started on an effective action plan immediately.