Attorney: “Ordinarily, the chandelier would not have fallen without negligence.”
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Palm Beach County couple is suing Restoration Hardware after a chandelier allegedly plummeted from the ceiling, striking the two as they shopped in the high-end “gallery” at 560 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.
Jessica and Jorge Diaz were shopping in the store on January 2nd, according to the suit, when “as the Plaintiffs were walking together, a chandelier that was for sale fell from the ceiling and struck the Plaintiffs.”
The injuries were allegedly significant.
“As a direct and proximate result of the negligence of Defendants, Plaintiffs were injured in and about their bodies and extremities, suffered pain therefrom, mental anguish, inconvenience, loss of capacity of the enjoyment of life, incurred medical expenses in the treatment of their injuries, and suffered physical impairment; the injuries are either permanent or continuing in nature and Plaintiffs will suffer the losses and impairment in the future.”
Attorney David Chonin, in the filing, makes the succinct point that sums up the suit: “Ordinarily, the chandelier would not have fallen without negligence.”
The suit names RH, the chandelier’s installer and the general manager of the store as defendants.
“Defendant Restoration Hardware (RH) breached its duty to the Plaintiffs by hiring unqualified employees, failing to implement, demonstrate, discuss and confer any policies, procedures, training and supervision of its employees regarding the safe installation of chandeliers.”
The suit was just filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court and seeks in excess of the statutory minimum of $30,000.
No immediate response was filed by RH.
Read the complete filing, below. If you are reading in a news app and it does not appear, access here.RHSuit
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