The Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner announced the new filing on Thursday, March 9 th.
(Houston, TX) Texas attorney Benny Agosto, Jr. of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is representing Hugolina Guerrero de Garzon and Joselin Damian Gonzalez for catastrophic life-threatening burns to over 75% of their bodies as a result of a floor collapse at a Church’s Chicken in Livingston, Texas. The incident occurred on August 1, 2016, when the floor beneath the workers collapsed, causing deep fryers to fall on top of them, spilling hot oil over their bodies. Both Plaintiffs were rushed by life-flight to the burn intensive care unit, where they remained for months. In the past six months, Plaintiffs have undergone numerous surgeries and continue medical treatment daily with extensive treatment expected in the future. To date, Plaintiffs’ current medical bills exceed a million dollars.
“This is the worst case I have ever seen, with absolutely horrifying life-long injuries,” Agosto said. The lawsuit was filed in Harris County against Cajun Global, LLC, Cajun Operating Company, Store Capital Corporation, Store Capital Acquisitions, LLC, Store Master Funding VIII, LLC, Triangle Capital Properties, LLC, Royal Texas, LLC, The Vertex Companies, Inc., Mohammad Hadi Rahman, and Yesenia Zumaya-the owners, operators, managers and/or controllers of the Church’s Chicken. The lawsuit alleges these companies failed to maintain a safe work environment for the workers, failed to properly inspect and maintain the premises, and failed to remedy a known dangerous condition. Plaintiffs are seeking $150 million dollars in damages.