When a person is injured by a defective, they may seek compensation for their injuries. However, the North Carolina defective product lawyers at HensonFuerst would like to remind injury victims that the amount in damages you may receive can be limited.
The case of a Raleigh, North Carolina, police officer who is suing Starbucks over a defective cup and lid that caused him to suffer serious injuries is a prime example of these limitations. According to WRAL News, the lieutenant received the cup of coffee at the company’s Peace Street location in Jan. 2012. He states the lid came off and the cup collapsed, causing hot liquid to spill on his body.
The spill resulted in third-degree burns to his body. These burns raised his anxiety levels, which in turn led to a flare up of his Crohn’s disease. The victim’s condition deteriorated over time, and doctors removed part of his intestine.
The victim is now suing Starbucks for $750,000—the maximum amount of compensation allowed under the law. This is significantly less than the $10 million he believes his injuries are worth.
Getting the compensation you need after an injury can be a complex process, and speaking with a North Carolina personal injury lawyer can help. At HensonFuerst, our legal staff is standing by to answer your questions. Give us a call anytime at (866) 777-1170 to discuss your case.