A young man and his sister were playing at a playground inside a Burger King Restaurant in August 2005 when the young boy fell injuring his lungs and sustained a traumatic brain injury and closed head trauma. The playground structure at Burger King included a fireman’s pole and monkey bars and had no rubber matting beneath it, just tile. Not so surprisingly, the defendant’s allegedly claimed that the responsibility for watching the children was with the father; however, the father and his family maintained in the lawsuit that there is an expectation of safety inherent in these types of situations. Furthermore, they alleged that warning signs were not posted at the particular restaurant where the young man fell even though other restaurants in the Burger King chain had posted warning signs. Injuries to the young man resulted in hospitalization for four months and today he is still undergoing rehabilitation for significant brain damage.
When an individual enters a restaurant such as Burger King or any other business for that matter, the owner and operator of that premises owes you the highest duty of care. In Pennsylvania, a person harmed by an unsafe condition on another’s property may have a case for monetary compensation. Premises liability accidents such as this often produce catastrophic and extremely painful injuries such as spinal cord damage, broken bones, dislocated joints, as well as traumatic brain injuries. Another common premise liability claim also involves inadequate security or failure to warn of a dangerous condition or defect.
The premises liability lawyers at Reiff & Bily are committed to protecting the rights of individuals injured when on the premises of another. Reiff & Bily provides free online evaluation for all premise liability claims. You may contact us for a free no obligation consultation at 1-800-421-9595 or online at www.reiffandbily.com. We are also involved with swimming accidents, casino accidents, hotel accidents and cruise line accidents.