Posted on Jan 23, 2023

On Thursday, January 19, 2023, a 72-year-old woman was killed when a Denny’s sign fell onto a vehicle in the Denny’s parking lot in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Sources say that there were high winds, upwards of 50 miles per hour, when the sign came down.

There were 3 passengers in the vehicle, two in the front and one in the back. The pictures of the incident indicate that passenger in the back, 72-year-old Lillian Curtis, took a direct impact from the sign. Her cause of death was listed as “blunt force injuries.” The other two passengers, her daughter and husband, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Premises Liability at Restaurants

If you’ve been in an accident at a restaurant or in a restaurant parking lot, the restaurant may be liable for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. This type of claim is commonly known as a premises liability claim, which includes accidents such as slip and falls and trip and falls. Essentially, a premises liability claim arises when a restaurant owner or property owner fails to maintain a property in a reasonably safe condition, and then someone gets hurt as a result. Thus, when a visitor to a restaurant, store, or other establishment is injured as a result of an unreasonably dangerous condition, the visitor may have a viable personal injury claim.

Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer at Our Office for Your FREE Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured on a restaurant’s property or in the parking lot of a restaurant, you should speak with an experienced premises liability lawyer as soon as possible because you may be entitled to compensation. It is a good idea to get an attorney involved as early in your premises liability case to perform a thorough investigation and to keep the insurance company from minimizing your claim.

You can call our Orlando, Florida personal injury law firm today at (321) 352-7588 today to schedule your free consultation. Also, you can contact us on our website and set your consultation up by email. When you schedule a consultation at our law firm, you will get a consultation with a personal injury lawyer, not a customer service representative or intake person.

Additionally, we have at least one attorney licensed in South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina, in addition to Florida. So, if you’ve been hurt in any of these states, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here when you need us.


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