Injured At A Restaurant? Do This!
When you eat out you expect to have a good time with your friends and family. You expect that the employees are well-trained and will handle any accidents that may occur. Unfortunately, this isn’t always what happens. Many people have been injured due to negligence.
If you suffered an accident, it’s important to know what you should do next. In today’s blog, we’ll give you all the information you need to know about what to do and seek a negligence lawsuit.
Learn About Premises Liability
So you just finished eating dinner at one of your favorite restaurants, and suddenly, the unthinkable happened. You fell, slipped or got an injury due to the negligence of the place. An accident like this can prevent you from working or enjoying life. You may be left with large medical bills and nowhere to turn. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this alone.
If the negligence of a restaurant or other establishment caused you to get injured, they are responsible for your injuries; this is called premises liability. Premises liability is an area of law that deals with incidents that occurred at areas where individuals gather and engage in activities like bars and restaurants.
To make a premise liability claim, you would need to prove the following:
- The landowner was aware or should have been aware of the hazardous situation.
- The property owner was aware of and failed to repair or provide notice of the hazardous situation.
- The dangerous condition caused the injury.
Providing a safe environment for employees and customers is key to running a successful restaurant. If the establishment owner didn’t provide a safe environment, they are liable for your injuries and must compensate you financially.
What Injuries Can Be Considered Premise Liability?
- Slips and falls: One of the most frequent causes of restaurant-related injuries is a slip and fall. Spills, uneven floors, snow-covered walkways, and other factors may lead to these kinds of mishaps.
- Scalding: The stove is hot , and hot dishes or beverages such as coffee come out of the kitchen. Someone may be burnt if a restaurant isn’t careful, or fails to inform customers of the heat. They must maintain their cups and plates at an appropriate temperature.
- Choking: Choking in a restaurant is not always the establishment’s fault, but if you’ve choked on food that was improperly prepared or had a foreign object, you may have a case.
- Puncture wounds: If a customer comes into contact with exposed screws, splintered wood, broken glass, or other sharp objects while at a restaurant, they are at risk of cuts and puncture wounds. If the facility has been negligent in maintaining the building, they may be at fault.
The Valente Law Group: Premise Liability Experts
If you have concluded that someone else’s negligence has caused you injury, it’s important to take the next step forward. This is where hiring a negligence lawyer will help you out. At The Valente Law Group, you can contact a premise liability expert that will assist you throughout the whole process.
We have lawyers specializing in different law areas like criminal law, personal injury, auto accidents, and medical malpractice. Make sure to contact us right away to help you seek compensation.