‘Beesstertjie’ buying gran to receive substantial compensation
16 Nov 2015
Linda Theron, a former Standard Bank branch manager, is set to receive a substantial sum of damages from Kuhns Wholesalers (Pty) Ltd trading as Pretoria Vleisbeurs, situated in Brits. Theron who is known for her fondness of “Beestertjies” purchased her favourite treat in July this year. On exiting the shop Theron fell and sustained serious fractures to her right ankle and tibia whilst descending a ramp outside the butcher shop.
“The 60-year-old grandmother is claiming R700,000.00 from the butcher shop for inter alia past and future medical, psychiatric, psychological and related treatment, past and future loss of earnings/earning capacity and general damages for pain and suffering, loss of amenities of life, trauma, etc.,” says Jean-Paul Rudd – Partner – from the Commercial, Property and Litigation practice of law firm Adams & Adams, who is representing Theron.
“Fortunately the butcher shop has comprehensive public liability insurance”, says Rudd. The insurance company, without admitting negligence, agreed that they would pay 80 percent of Theron’s proven or agreed damages arising from the injuries she sustained as a result of her fall.
The insurance company will also pay her legal costs inclusive of the costs consequent upon securing expert witnesses.
The ramp was deemed to be unsafe for public use by expert witnesses secured on behalf of Theron.
According to Rudd, the sum of Theron’s damages will be determined at the quantum hearing at a later stage.(This article is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. For more information on the topic, please contact the author/s or the relevant provider.)