Airline in Hot Water Over Spilled Coffee In Illinois

Coffee LidJust this month, attorneys affiliated with Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC filed a lawsuit in Chicago against Spirit Airlines. The suit alleges that a flight attendant negligently spilled a hot liquid on a passenger causing injury. Of course, this isn’t the first time that an airline has been sued over a hot spill. A woman sued Continental Airlines for emotional and bodily injuries over just such a spill.  What made matters worse for her was that she was unable to sit up due to multiple sclerosis.

Everyone has heard about the lawsuit against McDonalds where a customer was awarded millions of dollars for injuries due to hot spilled coffee. Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, and other restaurants have been sued as well in the past. This is because every business owes a legal duty to their customers to keep them safe and to protect them from hazardous and unsafe conditions.

Virtually every airline has been the subject of a personal injury lawsuit at one time or another. Lufthansa, Southwest Airlines, Delta; the list just goes on and on. In addition to crashes, airlines have been sued over other matters ranging from exposure to peanuts due to peanut allergies, toxic fumes, inappropriate touching by other passengers, and drinking water contamination. Whether it’s an airline, a fast food restaurant, or a doctor responsible, everyone deserves to be safe.

At Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC, we’ve been protecting our clients for over 25 years. Millions of dollars have been secured for their emotional and physical injuries, while sending a strong and clear message to businesses that they must keep their patients, clients, and customers safe from harm or suffer the consequences. If you believe that you or a family member has been injured due to the negligence of another, contact us 24 hours a day at (312) 644-0444.