Orlando Customer Blames McDonald’s for Injuries Due to Spilled Hot Coffee


An Orange County woman is suing McDonald’s, alleging failure to properly secure the lid of a hot coffee cup that led to injuries.

The woman filed a complaint Nov. 6 in Orange County Circuit Court against McDonald’s Restaurants of Florida Inc., alleging failure to exercise reasonable care for the safety of customers.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 1. 2016, the woman was at the drive-through at McDonald’s when an employee handed her a cup of hot coffee. As she took a sip of the coffee, she said, the lid was not properly secured, and the hot coffee spilled onto her.

As a result, the woman says she sustained physical injuries, mental anguish, loss of earnings and incurred medical expenses.

The woman alleges the McDonald’s employee failed to adequately secure the lid on the coffee cup, thus creating a hazardous condition to its customers when handing them hot coffee.

If certain details of this case sound familiar, you are probably thinking of the most famous case of a coffee-related burn lawsuit where a New Mexico woman successfully sued McDonald’s for over $2.8 million after suffering serious burns from a 190 degree cup of coffee. That judgement was later reduced to just over $600,000 before a confidential settlement was reached between the two parties.

Florida injury laws allow injured victims to seek financial compensation for hospital bills, medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering for injuries caused by someone’s negligence. While the law gives individuals the right to hold wrongdoers responsible for their negligence, these cases can be difficult to prove. Our Florida Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you understand your legal rights and help you pursue the full and fair monetary damages you are entitled to.

If you have been harmed due to someone else’s careless or reckless actions, let us help. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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