Personal Injury Accident at Del Taco Restaurant ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Personal Injury Accident at Del Taco Restaurant

Winnie Young and her son Philip went to a Del Taco in Simi Valley on March 12, 2008.
As they left the eatery, Winnie was in a wheelchair and Philip had begun guiding her down the ramp to the parking lot. "The lack of handrails and a sharp drop off to the parking lot--not visible from Philip's vantage point--prevented Philip from properly negotiating the ramp and she fell out of her wheelchair," said California personal injury attorney Brian Chase.

Winnie experienced a number of critical injuries, including brain injury, as she fell out of her wheelchair and hit her head on the asphalt parking lot. "She suffered a heart attack during the incident and bleeding on the brain that needed surgery, and she lay in a coma for 1 1/2 weeks," noted California wrongful death lawyer John Bisnar. In addition, Winnie suffered broken upper teeth and a punctured lip. Winnie was already aging and in a wheelchair. She never fully recovered from the accident and died earlier this year.

In their personal injury and wrongful death suit against the property owner, the general contractor and the city, Winnie's surviving children seek a jury trial and recovery of damages suffered by their mother for the medical, dental, housing, nursing convalescent and hospice care she received as a result of her fall. Plus the costs of funeral and burial expenses and the emotional loss of their mother are a part of the recovery.

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