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Can I File a Lawsuit if I Was Injured at a Restaurant?

 Posted on February 27, 2023 in Personal Injury

Cook County Premises Liability LawyerGoing out to eat at a restaurant should be an enjoyable experience. However, some restaurant patrons end up leaving the restaurant in an ambulance. If you suffered a slip and fall injury, burn, struck-by injury, or another type of injury at a restaurant, you might be able to file a lawsuit if the injury was caused by the carelessness of the restaurant staff.

When suing for personal injury resulting from an accident at a restaurant, you will need to prove that the property owner, restaurant owner, or an employee acted negligently and caused your injury. A personal injury lawyer experienced in premises liability can help you determine if you have a legitimate case.

Monetary Damages for Injuries Caused by Restaurant Negligence

Individuals who are injured by the negligent actions of another party may be able to recover compensation for their damages. They may be compensated for medical bills, lost income, and non-economic losses like pain and suffering.

To prove negligence and be eligible for financial compensation, you must demonstrate that the restaurant owner or employee had a duty of care to provide a safe environment for customers, failed to meet this duty of care, and that failure resulted in your injury. For example, if you tripped down a flight of dangerous stairs, you would need to prove that the owner knew or should have known about this hazard. Evidence proving negligence in a situation like this may include incident reports describing previous injuries caused by the unsafe stairs, maintenance records, employee records, and testimony from eyewitnesses.

In many premises liability claims, the success of the claim often hinges upon the foreseeability of an accident or injury. A defendant may be found liable if they were aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition that caused your injury. For example, if a slippery substance was left on the floor and nobody took steps to clean it up, a court may find that the restaurant had knowledge of the dangerous condition or should have known of the danger and acted to fix it.

Contact Our Cook County Premises Liability Lawyers

If you were hurt at a restaurant and are wondering if you have a valid personal injury claim, contact our Bensenville restaurant injury attorneys. We will evaluate your situation and determine whether you may be entitled to financial compensation. If so, we will file a claim on your behalf and fight to get you compensation for your losses. Call 630-233-9946 for a consultation.




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