Burger King Will Make $8M Payout To Customer Who Slipped And Fell

  • A Burger King franchisee in Florida, was ordered to pay nearly $8 million to a customer who allegedly slipped and fell at the restaurant and needed surgery for his injuries.
  • Richard Tulecki, 48, “suffered lower back injuries resulting in surgery” after he slipped on a “foreign substance” near the restroom of a Burger King location in Hollywood, Florida, according to court documents. The fall caused “serious injuries” which required surgery, and Tulecki suffered a postoperative perforated colon, according to his attorneys.
  • The lawsuit, filed in January 2021, accuses Burger King of negligence for “failing to ensure that the area and floor of the business was free and clear of any hazards.”