Lawyer: Over The Bridge Cafe Didn’t Manage Outdoor Crowd
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A woman allegedly fell outside “Over The Bridge Cafe” (814 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach) and is claiming that the restaurant is at fault. The issue: Cheryl Parker-Graham says the crowd was so large outside “Over The Bridge” on April 16th that she was unable to see the ground so she tripped and fell, sustaining what her suit claims are serious injuries.
From the lawsuit:
“The Defendant, OVER THE BRIDGE CAFE, and its employees created and or permitted a dangerous condition to exist by permitting it patrons to block the walkway and congregate outside its premises and its surrounding area to be negligently blocking the walkway where customers/invitees/non-patrons are commonly known to traverse:
The Defendant and its employees allowed its patrons to congregate outside its premises and its surrounding area even though there was knowledge of its existence and failed to control its patrons so as not to expose their customers and others legally on the premises and surrounding area to the subject dangerous condition;
The Defendant and its employees failed to maintain, and orderly and consistent seating arrangement for its patrons, specifically relating to customers congregating outside its premises to be seated and negligently standing outside to enter its premises;
The Defendant and its employees carelessly and negligently maintainedsaid premises in an unsafe and dangerous condition and failed to maintain its premises and patrons in a reasonably safe and proper condition;
The Defendant and its employees failed to place any warning signs or cones warning its customers and others of the dangerous condition of the store;
The Defendant and its employees mode of operation was such that the it conducted its business of in an unsafe manner.”
Cheryl Parker-Graham, according to the suit, sustained lifelong injuries as a result of her fall.
“As a direct and proximate result of the Defendant, OVER THE BRIDGE CAFÉ’s breach of the above duties and negligence, the Plaintiff, CHERYL PARKER-GRAHAM suffered bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering,
disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life and incurred medical expenses in the care and treatment of her injuries. All of these injuries are permanent and she will incur these damages in the future.”
The suit seeks in excess of $30,000 which is the statutory minimum for filing a lawsuit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.
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