Who and how can I sue for my son being stabbed?

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Who and how can I sue for my son being stabbed?

My 2 year old was in the play place at McDonald’s playing with the other kids when an older boy about 7 stabbed my baby in the head out of nowhere.

McDonald’s staff were pretty rude, a manager was in the bathroom when I went in to clean my son’s blood covered face and she looked so annoyed that I was in there. She actually sighed that I was in the way. And the manager complained that the employee would have to clean again now. The parents didn’t apologize or even acknowledge my bleeding baby. I have the parents

information from the incident report I asked to file. We had to go to the ER, and he did end up needing stitches. It was a McDonald’s toy that was used.

Asked on July 22, 2018 under Personal Injury, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can sue the parents of the atacker. Parents of minor children are liable for the criminal acts or other intentional wrongful acts of their children; they are also liable for their own negligence (carelessness) in not properly supervising or monitoring their child.
McDonald's is NOT liable: a person or business is not responsible for someone else's deliberate wrongful act, because they did not cause or command that act and are not obligated to control that person.


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