Insured’s careless cooking doesn’t prevent $500,000 recovery for Stutman Law’s client

A restaurant fire in Dover, DE was caused by the insured’s employee through careless cooking. Stutman Law, however, made a $500,000 recovery against the company responsible for installing, inspecting, and maintaining the kitchen fire suppression system which failed to activate at the time of the fire. Stutman Law attorneys argued that there was no contributory negligence and the cause of the fire was irrelevant because kitchen fires are expected. The firm argued that the suppression company was primarily responsible because their system should not have failed to suppress the fire in its incipient stage.

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