Coming down with a case of food poisoning is certainly an unpleasant experience. But is an unpleasant experience enough for a lawsuit?
In some cases, food poisoning can not only lead to a lawsuit, but may lead to a significant recovery. For example, the family of an Australian girl who suffered food poisoning at a KFC restaurant was awarded $8.3 million in a lawsuit against the chain.
So when can you sue a restaurant for food poisoning? Here’s what you need to know:
Ever since you were a kid, you had questions like, Why is that…? How can I…? When do you…?
That impulse to ask doesn’t end with childhood. Inquisitive adults have a whole different set of interests and concerns, and yet the legal world that intersects them can still look like one big question. Luckily, FindLaw Answers exists as a place for consumers to post their grown-up questions about the law — even if they may be as simple as “why” or “how.”
So what are some of the most popular categories on FindLaw Answers, and why is now a great time to ask your questions?
Shopping at a big box store can be exciting and cheap, but it’s all fun and games until a box falls on you.
Anyone who’s visited a warehouse store like Costco or Sam’s Club can attest that merchandise is packed almost from floor to ceiling, with incredibly heavy items like patio furniture and crates of bulk-rate oatmeal perched high above consumers. It doesn’t take much imagination to sketch a scenario in which a box falls and injures a hapless shopper.
So when that shopper happens to be you, can you sue?