I read an article in the news today about a Wendy’s employee suing the company in a personal injury suit. As a Personal Injury Attorney in Sacramento, I think it is always interesting to learn about cases going on throughout the United States, especially if they are not your typical story.
The article states that the woman, Janet Brandon, was attacked and injured in the Wendy’s parking lot as she tried to take the morning deposit to the bank. Janet was an assistant manager and it was her responsibility to take the morning deposit to the bank. Unfortunately for her, Wendy’s had apparently not created any secure guidelines in how to do so. To protect herself, Janet placed the money in a Wendy’s sack to disguise it and planned to give the bag to a co-worker who, in turn, would pass it to her as she came to the drive-thru window.
As she left to get in her car, however, Janet was hit in the head and knocked unconscious. She lay there for 30 minutes, until workers at the Exxon next door saw her on the ground.
Janet was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with brain damage and a closed head injury.
Janet is suing Wendy’s for not implementing adequate procedures and policies for their employees when making deposits. This, she claims, leaves the employees without safety or security.
I am interested in how this will turn out. Wendy’s has already responded as denying all allegations and says they are not at fault for 3rd party actions (the men that attacked Janet). There are several more key factors that will need to be discovered, including whether there is a direct correlation between the attack and the deposit.
If you or a loved one have ever been injured due to someone else’s negligence, please give me a call at the Law Offices of Moseley Collins. I will be able to offer you the help and advice that you need.
Watch out out there…