John Mario, a Port St. Lucie, Florida man who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being shot in the head during a robbery in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant in Jensen Beach, is suing the fast food company for personal injury. He filed his lawsuit last week in Marion County Circuit Court.
Mario alleges that McDonald’s failed to provide adequate security to restaurant patrons. He was eating in his truck in the parking lot on January 6, 2006 when Quentin Alexander Bradley, 19, tried to rob him. The Fort Pierce resident was armed.
Police reports indicate that the two men struggled and the gun went off. Mario sustained a serious traumatic brain injury. He can no longer work and his motor and speech skills are impaired.
Mario and his wife are demanding damages because they allege that McDonalds knew that their restaurant was located in a high crime area and should have done more to ensure that patrons were protected while on the premise.
Bradley was convicted to life in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder, and burglary, and robbery charges.
Premises Liability Accidents
Property owners and managers in Florida are legally obligated to make sure that patrons, visitors, residents, and workers are safe from harm. Failure to exercise this duty of care and eliminate any potentially hazardous conditions can lead to serious injuries and wrongful death.
Common kinds of premises liability accidents include, slip and fall accidents (a hazardous condition on the property causes a victim to slip/trip and fall and get seriously hurt), inadequate security (failure to implement the proper safety measures to prevent crimes from occurring to victims), and falling merchandise (failure to secure objects, furniture, inventory, and other items so that people aren’t injured by falling objects).
If you or someone you love was seriously injured in an accident in Port St. Lucie or any other city in South Florida that was caused by another party’s negligence or carelessness, contact one of our South Florida personal injury attorneys in Miami, West Palm Beach, and Pt. St. Lucie, Florida.
Shooting victim sues Jensen Beach McDonald’s; seeks trial, TCPalm.com, May 14, 2008
Related Web Resources:
Traumatic Brain Injuries, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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