When Coffee is too hot to handle – call in the lawyers ?

So its happened again almost 20 years after McDonalds was accused of serving coffee that was too hot for a takeaway customer, Starbucks is now faciing a similar law suit in Houston when a woman claims her coffee spilt and was so hot she “jumped out of the car”.

This happened in a drive thru in Houston . The lady claims that the cup was dropped and the hot coffee when everywhere. As a result of the burns she sustained she lost a month and despite trying to settle the claim outside of court it may go that direction.

Another man in Florida was also scalded badly when his exceedingly hot coffee spilled into his lap also.

 

The original McDonalds case was a milestone case. The woman, Stella Liebeck, who was 79 suffered third-degree burns in her pelvic region when she accidentally spilled hot coffee in her lap after purchasing it from a McDonald’s restaurant. After 8 days in hospital for eight days while she underwent skin grafting, followed by two years of medical treatment.

The optimim temperature for serving coffee is only around 160 Degrees, which would have given ample time to either cool on the skin or wipe off the hot drink. However in the Macdonalds case the water was almost at Boiling point 180–190 degrees. Resulting in almost instant skin damage.

If you are scalded badly by a coffee shop in Philadelphia you should visit an Accident Lawyer who can assess your case. We can recommend