Who Should Not Lose a Brooksdale Lawsuit?
The brookdale lawsuit is the second case in Seattle that has attracted a lot of attention. It revolves around a man who was brutally murdered on the streets of the popular night spot, Broke Harbor. Neighbors heard the commotion and called the police. When they arrived, they arrested a suspect and then the murder scene happened.
The victim’s family is suing the restaurant and their landlord for negligence.
They claim that the establishment was aware of the danger outside and did nothing to mitigate the danger. They also claim that the management failed to train their employees about the dangers of walking down the pier. This was all an accident waiting to happen.
The restaurant has counters. They maintain that the plaintiffs knew there were risks involved and that the restaurant was only meant to be a soft drink and pizza place. They also claim that they had security to watch the building and the people inside were well trained.
The restaurant owners have hired a well-known trial lawyer, John W. Johnson, Jr., to represent them.
His qualifications are that he has represented corporations in similar lawsuits and he was also a partner at the law firm of Johnson & Johnson. He has argued many cases before the United States Supreme Court. The defense team consists of David Botsford, Assistant United States Attorney, and Donald B. Verde, Jr., a former assistant U.S. attorney.
The defendants counter that the lawsuit is financially motivated. They maintain that the plaintiffs’ attorney is a disgruntled former employee with an axe to grind. He threatens to use the lawsuit as a way to embarrass and hurt the restaurant in order to get a higher salary.
No decision has been made on who will win this litigation. It could go to trial and the outcome will be released soon after. There will likely be an initial court hearing and jury trial. A date for a pretrial hearing has not yet been set.
The restaurant owners are asking for compensatory and punitive damages.
Compensation for lost revenue and pain and suffering are being sought. punitive damages will include an injurious word or statement by one of their employees to a customer that caused harm to the reputation of their business. punitive damages can be awarded for words or actions that were done to make others suffer.
Whether the restaurant owners receive any damages is dependent on what state the suit is filed in. Some states allow only for compensation up to a certain amount while other states’ limit is sometimes much higher. If the restaurant is located in Broward county, Florida, for example, punitive damages can be awarded. However, damages must be awarded within three years of the date when the incident occurred. An award in excess of this amount may be considered libel or slander and will be punished by heavy fines and/or imprisonment.
An issue that arises from many restaurant liability lawsuits damages that stem from the negligence of the business owner.
It is very common for a business owner to have a lapse in judgment when it comes to providing service. This could stem from a number of different reasons. They may not be able to remember things customers want to order, they may be taking on too much or too little, or they might just be inexperienced. Any of these situations can result in the restaurant not being in the best of moods to ensure prompt and pleasant dining experiences.
If there is ever a situation where the restaurant’s service leaves anything to be desired or the food is substandard, customers may have a lawsuit pending against the business. It is imperative that the owner takes swift action to remedy the situation. He or she should keep a record of customers’ complaints. If the situation continues, it may be time to consider outside help. An attorney or legal advisor may be able to assist the owner to rectify the situation.
A plaintiff in a Brooksdale lawsuit will need to show that the owner of the restaurant negligently and deliberately caused harm or injury to a customer. For example, if the restaurant failed to appropriately warn the customer of a no-take policy, the customer may sue. This kind of case requires evidence. Whether it is in the form of actual physical evidence or testimony, the plaintiff must provide enough to support the case.
In any case, it is best to consult with a legal advisor as soon as possible after being in a Brooksdale restaurant.
The longer a restaurant owner allows a situation to go unresolved, the more potentially costly and damaging it may become. As soon as a customer has been injured, he or she should consult with an attorney. The attorney will help determine whether or not a lawsuit should be filed. If so, it will be up to the owner to either negotiate a settlement out of court or face being forced to go to court.