New Jersey is home to countless wonderful restaurants, exposing patrons to various exquisite dining experiences. Though restaurants often make for a great night out, the unfortunate reality is that they are not accident-proof. If you are someone who has been wrongly injured in a restaurant accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help offset some of the physical, financial, and emotional burdens you now face. Fortunately, the attorneys at The Wilton Law Firm have over 20 years of experience helping the wrongly injured throughout Monmouth County, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact The Wilton Law Firm today to learn more about how we can help you.
Types and Causes of Restaurant Accidents
Generally speaking, the worst thing we expect to happen at a restaurant is having a bad meal. However, in restaurants, there are several factors and variables at play that can potentially cause a serious accident. That is why restaurant employees must vigilantly work to ensure all safety hazards are eliminated or fixed, at all times. When they fail to do so, they commit negligence. Negligence is the most common cause of accidents, and if you’ve been injured due to a restaurant employer or staff’s negligence, you will most likely qualify for financial compensation. Some of the most common causes and types of restaurant accidents are as follows:
- Insufficient lighting, preventing individuals from seeing potential safety hazards
- Dangerous restaurant parking lots
- Food poisoning
- Slip and falls on spilled liquids
- Inadequate security
- Defective or broken stairways
- Burn injuries
What To Do After a Restaurant Accident
After a restaurant accident, you should immediately notify store management. They should ask you to complete an incident report, wherein you will note how the accident happened, where the accident occurred, the time of your accident, and more. From here, you must receive medical treatment as soon as possible. Once you’ve been treated, you should hire an experienced attorney who knows how to satisfy the burden of proof. Your attorney will have to prove that the restaurant owner or staff knew, or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions, failed to fix them and that you were seriously injured and suffered significant damages as a result. To prove your claim, our firm will work to uncover various forms of evidence, including pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, surveillance footage of the accident, witness testimony, medical documents, and more.
Recovering Compensation After a Restaurant Accident
If you win your personal injury claim, you receive financial compensation. The compensation, known as damages, is broken down into two categories: economic and noneconomic. Economic damages relate to the financial burdens caused by the accident. Some economic damages include medical bills, lost current and future wages, and the cost of in-home care or rehabilitation. However, noneconomic damages cover additional burdens, including loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
Contact a Monmouth County Restaurant Liability Attorney
The Wilton Law Firm has helped those wrongly injured in Monmouth County restaurant accidents for over 20 years, which is why we know we have the experience needed to do the same for you. For a compassionate, skillful, and aggressive legal team, contact The Wilton Law Firm today for a free consultation.