KFC – also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken – is an American fast-food restaurant chain that specialized in fried chicken. It is the second-largest restaurant chain in the world based on sales. It has over 22,600 locations in 150 countries. Without a doubt, it is one of the leading fast-food restaurants. In certain areas, you can find KFC locations every few miles.
KFC locations are constantly busy. Unfortunately, there are many incidents that can occur on the premises of KFC. Some of the most common incidents include assault – both assault and battery and sexual assault. If you were the victim of assault at a KFC location, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to better understand the legal options available to you. Our team has decades of experience handling all types of personal injury claims, including assault claims, and helping our clients recover the highest settlement available for their claim. For more information about the legal options available to you and your family, contact the KFC injury attorneys here at our law firm immediately.
Assault and Battery
Assault and battery is a term that refers to both the threat and the act of physical violence. It can occur at the hands of other guests on the premises, KFC employees, and even security guards. Victims can be punched, pushed, kicked, or tackled onto the floor, for example. Victims can suffer many injuries as a result of a physical attack, including but not limited to head injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, broken ribs, broken teeth, etc. Assault and battery incidents can sometimes be fatal.
Sexual assault refers to any sexual misconduct, including rape, attempted rape, groping, etc. Again, sexual assault can occur at the hands of other guests on the premises, KFC employees, and security guards. Victims can be assaulted in the restrooms, out in the lobby, or out in the parking lot. Sexual assault can result in many physical injuries, including injuries to genitals, injuries to reproductive organs, and other physical injuries (like fractures, lacerations, head injuries, etc.). In addition, sexual assault can result in significant mental and emotional harm; victims can be left suffering with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and panic disorders, for example.
The Owner of the KFC Could Be Liable
Under the concept of premise liability, property owners could be liable for any harm that occurs on their premises. That is, if you were injured in an assault and battery incident or in a sexual assault incident, the owner of the KFC location could be liable. Property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe for all their guests. This means that they must keep their premises safe from any hazard posed by other guests, their employees, and security guards, for instance. In some cases, the property owner is liable based on their failure to quickly address/remove rowdy guests, aggressive guests, etc. However, the property owner could still be liable based on negligently hiring, training, and supervising their employees/security guards and failing to take action at the first report of aggressive behavior towards guests.
For more information about liability for assault at a KFC location, contact the experts here at our law firm today.
Can I Sue?
Yes – you could be eligible to sue for the injuries that you or a loved one suffered at a KFC location. If you were injured, you could have the right to file an injury claim. If a member of your family lost his or her life, you could actually have the right to file a wrongful death claim. For more information about your right to sue, do not hestiate to contact our law firm today and speak with our KFC assault injury attorneys as soon as possible.
Can I Recover Compensation?
Yes – you could be eligible to recover compensation. Based on the details surrounding your assault claim, some of the compensation that you could be awarded could include the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
Here at our law firm, we are committed to getting you the maximum recovery available for your claim. Below, we will discuss some of the most common questions that we receive about the compensation that victims and their families could potentially recover.
What is the average value of assault cases against KFC? The value of your claim is based on the details surrounding the claim. These include the specific injuries suffered, the severity of the injuries, whether the injuries require long-term medical care, whether the injuries are permanent, and more, for instance. On average, assault claims can be worth anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million – although case values can surpass this mark. For more information about average case values, contact us today.
How long will it take to get my compensation? The time that it takes to settle a case can vary significant from case to case. Here at our law firm, we are committed to settling these types of cases in 6 to 8 months, although this is not always possible. Typically, the more complex the case, the longer it takes to settle. In general, these cases can reach a settlement in under two years. For more information about the time that it can take to settle your KFC assault case, contact us today. If your current lawyer is taking too long to settle your case, we can help you.
How Long Do I Have to Sue KFC?
If you were injured on the premises of a KFC location after an assault, you could certainly have the right to sue. It is important that you file your claim under the appropriate statute of limitations to preserve your right to sue. In California, all personal injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations, meaning that claimants have only years to file their claims. If claimants fail to file their claims on time, then they can lose their right to sue entirely.
To ensure that your claim is filed on time, we recommend that you seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our KFC assault claim attorneys are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to file your injury claim and recover the compensation that you are owed. Our team has decades of experience handling personal injury claim – contact us at your earliest convenience to speak with our lawyers. We offer free legal services, including both free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our team will be available to answer all your questions and address making sure that you have access to all the information necessary to begin or continue your claim against KFC after your assault. These are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee, which ensure that our clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees for our legal services. In addition, we work on contingency, so our clients will not be required to pay anything unless their claims are successful. If you do not win, you will not be required to pay anything.
Contact us today to learn more about the legal options available to you. Our team is ready to help you every step of the way.