Charlotte, NC asked in Uncategorized for North Carolina

Q: I was at cookout a drive thru. People began shooting guns. Cars ahead of us didn't let me leave. Cookout didn't evacuate

I was at cookout last night on the drive thru line. Suddenly there were gunshots around the corner of cookout. People started running away and people on the line got nervous. The workers did not advise anyone to get off the line and the cars ahead of me did not move. I kept honking my horn and begged the person to move and the lady at the window insisted that the person wait for their food. I was so nervous and panicking my life was in danger over some burgers and fries and a milk shake. No matter how much I begged for them to move they did not budge I was sitting there in fear of my life for 30 mins or more. Am I allowed to sue the cars ahead of me or cookout?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could speak with local attorneys about such a case, but the problem is that their conduct would probably not qualify as an accident-related claim under policy. That's only my individual position - you could reach out to attorneys to discuss how they see the matter. Good luck

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