Rats! Proving a Negligence Case in Philadelphia

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Rob Heyman captured this footage of rats running rampant at the Green Egg’s Cafe in Philadelphia.  The owner states that a broken sewer line caused the infestation.  The situation has since been remedied.  Sometimes situations like this can morph into legal action.  For example, if a frequent customer of Green Egg’s Cafe came into my office and had been diagnosed with Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCMV), a viral infections disease that is transmitted through the saliva and urine of rats, then our firm would consider a lawsuit.

Here, it would be difficult to sue Green Egg’s Cafe for damages, even if a regular customer contracted a rat-borne illness.  The Plaintiff is required to prove causation in every negligence action.  An attorney would have to show beyond a preponderance of the evidence, that “but for” their client’s frequenting of Green Egg’s they would not have contracted the illness.  A defense lawyer would almost certainly argue that the healthy rat population in Philadelphia means the illness could have been contracted anywhere.

If you have been wronged by a company in Philadelphia, it’s important to know whether you have a case.  Don’t let the rats get away with it!

SHARE article on social networks:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Author:

Mark D. Copoulos

Mark D. Copoulos

From 2008-2011 Mark D. Copoulos worked for the First Judicial District, the Honorable Arnold, and the Honorable Shelley-Robins as interns and/or staff....

Mark's Profile

The Law Office of Mark D. Copoulos was founded on our commitment to the client. We pride ourselves on unparalleled service. Our firm answers all incoming calls from clients, at all hours, and strives to promptly resolve your legal issue.

Recent Legal Updates

FREE Legal Consults

How did you hear about our Law Offices?