Attorney Ben Crump Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Woman and Child Who Were Doused With Boiling Water by Taco Bell Employee (Dallas, TX) –
Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump
of Ben Crump Law and attorney Paul Grinke of McCathern Law have filed a lawsuit on behalf of Brittany Davis and C.T. (a minor) who both suffered severe burns and trauma due to a Taco Bell employee pouring boiling water on them after they tried to resolve an issue with their order.
The lawsuit details a tragic incident in which Brittany Davis and C.T., both Black females, were locked in a Dallas Taco Bell dining room by an employee as they tried to resolve an issue with their $30 order after it had been prepared incorrectly twice in the drive-thru. Employees became combative with the customers; a manager came out from behind the counter with a scalding bucket of water and proceeded to pour it on C.T. and Davis. The two plaintiffs were able to escape the dining room before the manager could reach them with a second bucket of boiling water.
Deep Severe Burns
Both Davis and C.T. suffered deep and severe burns to large portions of their bodies. While en route to the hospital, Davis began to seize due to the trauma, and she would continue to seize as she was careflighted to Parkland’s ICU burn unit in Dallas.
“Our hearts break for these two victims whose lives are forever changed because of the horrific and damaging actions by the Taco Bell manager and the larger entities that failed to protect the safety of their customers,” said Grinke and Crump. “Not only did Brittany and C.T. suffer physical trauma because of the burns, but they will now live with the psychological trauma that comes with an attack like this. Corporations have a duty to employ quality and stable employees who hold safety as the highest priority.”
The lawsuit names Yum! Brands, Taco Bell Corp., Taco Bell of America, Taco Bell #22872, North Texas Bells, and two employees as defendants. The lawsuit lists negligence by the individual employees, negligent hiring and failure to control and prevent injuries to their customers, premises liability, and gross negligence by the defendants. Plaintiffs seek relief in excess of $1,000,000 in actual damages, with the final amount to be decided by a jury.
Attorney Ben Crump Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Woman and Child Who Were Doused With Boiling Water by Taco Bell Employee