$20M Settlement on Fast Food Playground Case
2005 – FAST FOOD PLAYGROUND
Aitken Aitken Cohn represented little Jacob Buckett, who fell onto the hard tile floor beneath him (his younger sister watching in terror) as they were climbing on horizontal support poles at a national hamburger fast food restaurant’s play area.
Jacob was in a coma for months and suffered a horrific brain injury which left him with permanent physical, mental and emotional impairments. To this day, Jacob needs daily assistance and is prone to frustration and violent temper tantrums.
Aitken Aitken Cohn was able to prove that the corporation knew about the dangers of its playground structure, yet refused to take the proper steps to ensure its safety.
RESULT – Defendants agreed to a settlement of $20 million.