“I had a client walk in my office with a quarter-pounder box from McDonald’s. He told me the day before, he ordered a sandwich with no pickles and mentioned to the cashier and the shift manager how he was deathly allergic to something in the juice. He was assured that there would be no pickles on the sandwich.
When his sandwich came up, he was given the sandwich and shown on the paper taped to the box that read, ‘No Pickle’.
Forty-five minutes later, after having his stomach pumped, he discovered he had ingested three pickle slices. The emergency room report indicated that the stomach pump had removed the contents of his stomach, which included the three pickle slices.
As a response, the manager had offered the kid 100 bucks for the box and a few coupons. I called and spoke to the restaurant owner’s attorney and offered to settle out of court for 15K, as the client needed over 10K for medical costs. I told him the claim I was proposing would be worth far more in front of a jury. We had three witnesses that heard the kid very clearly mention he was allergic and could die if he ate a pickle.
Long story short, I had a 15K McDonald’s check delivered to my office by a courier by the close of business three days after the incident. I took my customary 33 percent. All for a couple of phone calls and a letter, I got paid 5K.”