Saint Louis, MO asked in Personal Injury for Illinois

Q: I was shopping and upon exiting the store the door greeter grab my child by the arm while he was in a cart. Can I sue?

My child was in a cart and she did not have permission to touch my child. As many people as she sees all day and touching all the carts everyone touches I feel she put my child at risk for infection of covid-19 aren't there social distancing laws in place?!

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George W. Svoboda
George W. Svoboda
Answered
  • Wadsworth, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Maybe, but what would your damages be? Also, what affirmative defense might the greeter have? You are only providing half of the facts. Did your child grab an item that wasn't paid for? Was your child in danger and about to fall? It's not clear why the greeter touched your child.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: What you describe does not sound like it would be a case that most attorneys would handle on a contingency basis. From the description, it does not appear that the greeter acted maliciously, and only video footage might shed more light on why your child was touched. You could consult with attorneys to get their take on the matter. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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