How much should we settle for after a spilled coffee incident in California? 2 Answers as of January 05, 2011

My wife and son were buying a food in McDonalds. While waiting for the order, a big cup of hot coffee spilled in my son's chest. We brought the kid to the doctor and it is good that he was wearing a jacket and vest. We complained to the manager and the insurance called us to negotiate an offer of $500.00. Should we accept this? I need help. Thanks!

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Diana K. Zilko, Attorney at Law
Diana K. Zilko, Attorney at Law | Diana K. Zilko
In a negligence case you need to prove McDonald's was negligent, and that your child was injured as a result of that negligence. From the facts you stated, it is unclear if either element has been satisfied. If you have any further information to provide, please let me know.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/4/2011
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