$50k For Injury Sustained Holding Open The Door Of A Pizza Hut?

Amanda Verett is asking a judge to enter a default judgment in her civil lawsuit againt Pizza Hut and the Pizza Hut customer she was holding the door open for. The co-defendant Clarence Jackson, has not responded to Verett’s lawsuit in the required 30 days.

According to the Madison, St. Claire Record, Verett (an attorney),

alleges Jackson grabbed the door she was holding open in such a fashion that it caused the door to suddenly and sharply move which injured her.

She claims Jackson violated his duty to use ordinary care for the safety of others when he operated the Pizza Hut door which caused her to sustain an acromion process impingement in her right shoulder.

Verett claims that due to the injury she suffered at Pizza Hut, she was unable to avoid falling on a later date and tore tendons and suffered injuries to her left hand and wrist, including a partial tear of the pronator quadratus muscle at the dorsum. (emphasis ours.)

The woman is also claiming that Pizza Hut was negligent in maintaining the door. Pizza Hut claims she’s more than 50% responsible for her injury. Clarence Jackson, apparently, has nothing to say. —MEGHANN MARCO

Pizza Hut plaintiff wants $50k in default judgement [Madison St. Claire Record]