Answer to Question #198216 in Law for Cornelius

Question #198216

Pamela is employed as a waitress at Chisa Beverages. Her boyfriend recently broke up with her and this causes Pamela to not be focused on her work. During one of her shifts, she loses focus again and negligently pours hot coffee on one of the customer's (Ms Betty) hand. The doctor's bill for treating Ms Betty's burns amounts to R7000.

Advice Ms Betty regarding her chance of success in claiming the R7000 from Chisa

Marks 8

Expert's answer

As a customer who has suffered injuries from in the restaurant, you should first consult with your lawyer. Notably, you would choose to sue either Pamela or Chisa. With your lawyer you would be able to legally establish an agreement with each their lawyers. Settlements can be establishment between you and the sued party, where the settlement amount would be R7000. If there is no agreement between the two of you, you would proceed to sue the other party in the court where you would prove injuries incurred before the judge as evidence. This would help you win the case and the defendant would pay the R7000 for your medication.

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