the bone was struck in my throat my coworker had to help i couldnt breathe
Yes you have a potential claim. I hope you reported the incident and showed the bone to the manager of the McDonald's and that you kept the bone in a safe place.
Another important question is whether you needed medical help after the incident. If not, the claim is probably too small for most attorneys to consider accepting. That doesn't mean you can't pursue it on your own, but you should have some legal advice before you take on McDonald's. If there was no medical care at all, sometimes a large corporation like McDonald's will pay something on it, but it will be a tiny amount or "token" settlement, if anything.
Feel free to contact my office if you need further advice. Remember that your statute of limitations is two years from the date of the incident. After that date, if you have not settled the claim or filed suit, you will lose any rights you have to do so. Good luck!
I am glad your coworker was there to help you, what a scary experience. As others have said, whether you have a case will depend on a number of circumstances. There are certainly cases in which someone has chocked on a bone, been injured and been able to recover for his or her injuries. Each case is individual, so your case will depend on what happened to you, specifically.
My suggestion is that you contact a firm in the Philadelphia area and ask an attorney to asses your case for you. You may feel free to contact my firm, we have an office in Philly and on the Main Line. Feel free to use my name if you desire.
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