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Can I File an Injury Lawsuit if I Got Hurt at a Restaurant?

 Posted on November 11, 2022 in Personal Injury

Sugar Grove premises liability attorneyGoing out to eat is one of life's simple pleasures. However, when a trip to a restaurant, pub, diner, or bar turns into a trip to the emergency room, the experience is anything but pleasant. If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury at a restaurant, you may be wondering if you can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the establishment.

The answer depends on several factors, including the cause of the accident, who is at fault, and the laws in your state. In this article, we will explore some of the most common ways people get hurt at restaurants and bars and discuss whether or not you may be able to file a lawsuit.

Restaurant Slips, Trips, and Falls

One of the most common ways people are injured at restaurants is by slipping and falling. Wet floors, cluttered walkways, parking lot defects, and uneven surfaces can all lead to serious accidents. If you've been hurt in a fall at a restaurant, there are a few things you'll need to prove to have a successful case.

First, you'll need to show that the restaurant was negligent in some way. This means that they failed to take reasonable care to keep the premises safe. You will also need to demonstrate the relationship between your injuries and the fall at the restaurant.

Injuries Caused by Negligent Security

Restaurants have a responsibility to provide their customers with a reasonably safe environment. This includes taking measures to protect them from foreseeable crimes, like assaults, robberies, and rapes. If you were injured because of negligent security at a restaurant, you could have a claim for damages against the restaurant.

Fires and Toxic Chemicals

Restaurants are also responsible for ensuring that their premises are free from fire hazards and uncontained toxic chemicals. If you were injured in a restaurant fire or by exposure to a hazardous substance, you may have a claim against the restaurant.

Snow and Ice Accidents

Snow and ice in the parking lot of a restaurant can lead to serious injuries, including broken bones, head injuries, and spinal cord damage. If you were injured in a fall on snow or ice at a restaurant, you may be able to file a premises liability claim against the establishment



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