A woman is suing a popular restaurant in Ozark, Missouri, known as the “Home of Throwed Rolls.” The woman claims she suffered severe injuries after being hit in the face by a roll. The woman, Troy Tucker, is suing Lambert’s Cafe for $25,000, noting she “sustained a lacerated cornea with a vitreous detachment and all head, neck, eyes and vision were severely damaged” from the thrown roll.
The River Front Times reports that a Lambert’s Cafe patron has filed a lawsuit against the restaurant after being hit by a roll during a September, 2014, visit to the establishment. Lambert’s is known as the “Home of Throwed Rolls,” as servers toss dinner rolls to guests across the dining room. However, the lawsuit filed by a Troy Tucker claims that the throwing of rolls in the restaurant is dangerous, and that the restaurant acted negligently by continuing the practice of throwing rolls, which could potentially harm customers.
Tucker claims that she “sustained a lacerated cornea with a vitreous detachment and all head, neck, eyes and vision were severely damaged” during a September, 2014, visit to Lambert’s Cafe after a roll hit her in the face. Fox4KC notes that the woman is suing for $25,000 for “carelessness and negligence” in the roll-related incident. Tucker says she has already racked up $10,000 in medical bills and legal fees, which she is requesting Lambert’s Cafe cover.
The lawsuit notes that the “Home of Throwed Rolls” is liable for the injury, as they should have know that their signature practice of throwing rolls is dangerous. However, as the River Front Times report points out, Tucker may have difficulty winning the lawsuit as she entered the establishment, knowing the rolls would be thrown.
“He points out that ‘Home of Throwed Rolls’ is posted all over, which could mean Lambert’s diners assume they are putting themselves at risk of being hit by a flying roll, upon entering the establishment.”
In fact, this isn’t the first time a person has been injured by flying food. In a previous legal case, a man sued a baseball stadium after a thrown hot dog hit him in the eye and tore his retina. The baseball stadium noted that patrons entering the baseball stadium must be personally responsible for awareness of their surroundings, as hot dogs are often tossed to hungry fans. The jury ruled in favor of the baseball stadium, noting “the man assumed some responsibility for personal awareness by entering a baseball stadium.”
With Troy Tucker knowingly entering an establishment that throws rolls, should she take personal responsibility for the incident?
[Image Credit: Lambert’s Cafe]