Coca Cola bottle explodes in child’s hand resulting in large settlement

Attorney Daniel VillalobosAuthor: Attorney Daniel Villalobos

Client Injures Hand After Soda Bottle Explodes

Our client was a 5 year old child walking in a convenience store with his father in Miami, Florida. His father was holding his child’s hand as they walked down the aisle shopping for groceries. The father let go of his child’s hand for less than 30 seconds in order to place some groceries in the cart. Less than 30 seconds after letting go of his child’s hand, the child picked up a soda bottle from Coca-Cola. The bottle instantly exploded and caused minor lacerations to the child’s hand. In addition, the soda spilled all over the child and caused him to slip and fall on the floor. Not knowing what else to do, the father called the Miami Defective Product Attorneys Dell & Schaefer. Our firm quickly took the case and placed Coca-Cola on notice of a product defect claim.

Our Client Undergoes Treatment To His Hand

The child was rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed with lacerations to the hand. The hospital staff had to use duct tape to pull the small pieces of glass embedded in the child’s lacerations. Fortunately the child suffered no major injuries but was left with a tiny scar that faded over time.

Dell & Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement

After the client finished with his medical treatment for his wounds, our firm filed a bodily injury demand against the insurance company for Coca-Cola. Our firm sought monetary damages for bodily injury, pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability, mental anguish, and past and future medical expenses. After a lengthy negotiation, the case settled for an undisclosed amount. Due to a confidentiality clause, our firm cannot disclose the amount of the settlement; however we can report that our client’s father was absolutely thrilled that our firm could recover a high settlement.

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