Irving Starbucks Accident Lawyer

Accidents happen every day at Starbucks locations throughout Irving. Spilled coffee causes someone to slip and fall. An employee hands someone a cup of coffee with an unsecured lid, and the coffee spills out, scalding their hand and wrist.

Liability in these cases typically lies with Starbucks and its employees, and you could pursue monetary damages for your injuries and losses. However, you do not have to go through this process alone. An Irving Starbucks accident lawyer from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., is not afraid to take on mega-corporations like Starbucks when their negligence injures people.

The Average Settlement Starbucks Pays in Accident Injury Claims

Settlement details, unlike jury verdicts, are not public records. Therefore, there’s no way to determine the average amount Starbucks or any other corporation pays on accident injury claims. 


Every personal injury case is different. Therefore, the amount of compensation you could pursue for your losses will depend on the unique circumstances of your case.


However, while we can’t throw out a random number that accurately represents an average Starbucks accident claim settlement, here are some common damages often included in these claims:


  • Medical expenses, both present and future
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Property damage (e.g., you damaged your cellphone in a fall)
  • Pain and suffering 


This list is not exhaustive. One of our injury lawyers can review your case during a free, no-obligation consultation and explore the categories of money damages that might be appropriate in your situation.

What Constitutes a Compensable Personal Injury Claim

Before we can hold Starbucks liable for negligently causing your injury, we must prove all four of these elements:

  • Starbucks owed you a legal duty of care. Establishments that open their doors to the public must maintain safe premises for their customers.
  • Starbucks breached its legal duty. For example, the manager may have failed to fix a known problem on a piece of equipment at the coffee shop. 
  • The negligence caused the accident that injured you. While you stood in line waiting to place your order, the pressure in the machine caused it to explode, showering you with boiling liquid. You sustained severe painful burns.
  • You have measurable damages. That ambulance trip to the hospital, several days missed from work, and the excruciating pain you felt from the burns would all satisfy this requirement.

In this scenario, you could recover compensation from Starbucks due to the legal doctrine of respondeat superior, which makes the company responsible for its employees’ actions while on the clock. Our lawyers will investigate to determine if your case meets the required factors to pursue a claim for money damages.

What Will Happen if You Miss the Filing Deadline for Your Accident Lawsuit

Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you only have two years to file an injury lawsuit seeking compensation from the defendant. However, two years can pass quickly after an accident with significant injuries.

If your case does not settle before the deadline, you must file a lawsuit to protect your right to money damages is to file a lawsuit before the time limit expires. Texas law could forever bar you from holding Starbucks accountable if you miss the deadline.

Don’t Fall Victim to These Common Pitfalls

When pursuing an injury claim against a large corporation like Starbucks, you’ll want to avoid making these common mistakes that could affect your chances of success.

Handling Your Claim by Yourself

Starbucks has teams of investigators and lawyers on standby, ready to poke holes in your injury case. Therefore, when dealing with a corporation of this size, you might not want to handle this as a DIY project. On the other hand, our personal injury clients get to focus their attention and energy on getting better because they know that we are taking care of their legal matters.

A Recorded Statement Does Not Benefit You

The insurance claims adjuster might ask you to give a recorded statement. These recorded statements are not for your benefit. Instead, they provide the insurance company an opportunity to take your words out of context and look for reasons to pay you less money than you deserve. Instead, if the insurance company requests a recorded statement, you can direct the adjuster to speak with your lawyer.

Insurers Know How Much Money a Jury Might Award for Your Injuries

Personal injury lawyers and insurance companies can access reams of data to assess what cases similar to yours were worth. This information helps them determine a fair settlement range. However, since you do not have access to this data, you won’t know if the insurance company’s settlement offer is reasonable if you handle your case alone. As a result, you could leave thousands of dollars in damages on the table.

You Do Not Have to Be Rich to Hire Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., for Your Injury Claim

If ordinary people had to shell out big bucks to get a lawyer to battle a massive corporation like Starbucks, these companies could get away with hurting people and not paying for the harm they cause. However, our team doesn’t believe this is a fair outcome. Therefore, we do not charge our personal injury clients upfront legal fees, allowing them to pursue the justice and compensation they deserve.

At Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., we take on large corporations all the time. We offer a free initial consultation with no obligation. In addition, we work on contingency, meaning we don’t get paid unless we secure a settlement or jury award. So, call us today at (972) 529-3476 to get started.

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