Legal Question in Personal Injury in Texas

A waitress employed at Defendantís restaurant spills hot coffee on the Plaintiffís lap, resulting in first-degree burns. When plaintiff jumps up, she strikes her knee on an adjoining stool, requiring her leg to be put in a cast. Because of her obesity and neurotic anxiety, plaintiff is disabled for 8 months. If the normal recovery time is 1 to 2 weeks, should defendant be held liable for the full extent of damages?

Asked on 3/05/13, 8:37 am

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Ken Gober (Austin TX) Lee, Gober & Reyna
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This sounds like a law school question. There are two primary issues: proximate cause and the egg shell plaintiff rule.

I am happy to speak with the injured party to discuss recovery.

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Answered on 3/05/13, 8:58 am

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