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Burger King Franchise Pays Nearly $8 Million After Customer Slipped in Restaurant and Needed Back Surgery

A Burger King franchisee was ordered to pay almost $8 million in compensation to a customer who alleged he slipped in one of its restaurants and needed back surgery.

Richard Tulecki, now 48, “slipped and fell on a wet foreign substance” near the restroom of a restaurant in Hollywood, Florida, in July 2019, according to his lawyers. The fall caused him to suffer “serious injuries,” per the lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed in January 2021, said that Burger King franchisee Seven Restaurants had breached its duty of care by exposing customers to a hazard.

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