PIZZA HUT SHOULDERS RESPONSIBILITY IN INJURY LAWSUIT

The first sentence of this story sums up the case against Addison-based Pizza Hut:

Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron awarded Amanda Verett a $311,700 default judgment for injuries she allegedly received while holding a Pizza Hut door open for a Troy police officer.

It sums it up, but fails to deliver the juicy toppings of the story. For instance, Verett, a family attorney, claimed “Pizza Hut was negligent by maintaining a door for ingress and egress which was not reasonably safe and was likely to injure people when being held open and grabbed by another.” She hurt her right shoulder on the day of the incident, but hurt it even more a few days later when she slipped on some snow and ice and sprained her left wrist, because she could not protect her fall with her right arm. Obviously. All because of, according to the opinion of Verett’s husband, who is a nursing student, the cop pulled on the Pizza Hut door.

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