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Restaurant Illnesses and Injuries
Restaurant Negligence for Accidents and More
Millions of people eat in restaurants every year, making the restaurant industry one of the largest industries in the country. However, many people don’t realize the hazards that restaurants pose to both employees and customers. Whether you are a restaurant employee or a customer, you may be entitled to compensation if you were injured while at a restaurant. A restaurant injury lawyer can help you pursue your personal injury claim.
Slips, Trips and Falls at Restaurants
Restaurant owners have a legal duty to maintain the premises in a manner that customers will be safe from injury. Unfortunately, premises liability claims are among the most common accidents that occur in restaurants. Slip and fall accidents can easily occur in the following ways:
Slipping and falling due to spilled food or drinks on the floor
Tripping over torn carpeting or broken flooring
Falling on unsafe staircases
Tripping and falling over broken or cracked concrete or asphalt in the parking lot or walkways on the restaurant property
These accidents are typically the result of negligent maintenance on the part of the restaurant owner. A restaurant injury lawyer can help you make your claim by proving that the owner knew about or should have known about the hazard and failed to take any action to address the situation. The owner’s failure to warn customers or make the necessary repairs then led to the accident that caused your injuries.
Food-Borne Illnesses & Food Poisoning While Eating Out
Another potential hazard for restaurant customers is contracting a food-borne illness. Restaurant owners are obligated to follow local and industry-mandated food safety regulations that are intended to protect the public from food-borne illnesses. As a result, restaurant owners and managers must be vigilant at all times to guard against the following:
Failure to follow food-handling protocols
Unsanitary kitchen conditions
Serving undercooked food
Failure of kitchen staff to wash their hands
Serving food that has gone bad
Food poisoning and other food-borne illnesses such as e.coli and salmonella can result in hospitalization and even death. Food-borne illnesses can be particularly dangerous for people who are already in poor health such as the elderly. If you’ve suffered from a food-borne illness from eating in a restaurant, a restaurant injury lawyer can review your case and determine whether you have a claim.
Talk to a Restaurant Injury Attorney Today
If you have suffered an injury or an illness as a result of going to a restaurant, a restaurant injury attorney from Banafshe Law Firm, PC can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 800-789-8840 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.