Norfolk, VA asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Virginia

Q: Can I sue an establishment as a customer for mental and medical distress from an employee? I contacted 7 eleven already

I was a truck driver. I went into the 7 eleven due to a stomach ache for some Tylenol. I didn't see it so I decided to use the bathroom instead. There was an item in front of the door but no do not use sign or out of order sign. Like 5 minutes after I sat down a big loud man Congress banging on the door and forces Me out of the bathroom while yelling at Me and insulting Me in front of customers. I am humiliated when I exit the restroom and am still being harassed and chased with a stick. I'm scared for My safety so I argue with this "manager" that I'm in pain and to leave Me alone but he's hurling insults and waving that stick around. A woman jumps in front him which slows him down but he's still chasing Me. I eventually can't walk anymore because the pain has elevated due to stress and an ambulance takes Me to receive morphine&etc. He calls my job and I'm an suspended. I seek counseling now because I cannot sleep at night without fear that someone will bang on My door and attack Me ag

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: A lot depends on what the person did, was it on video, etc. Certainly, there is no excuse for chasing someone out of a stall. However in most states emotional distress cases are difficult. You should consult with a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association for the county where it happened. If it happened in another state you need to speak with a member of that state's Trial Lawyers Association or Association for Justice. They give free consultations.

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