Restaurant Liabilities

Posted on : March 21, 2018

When you walk into a restaurant you would never think you would have a liability to get injured. You’re just there to eat, drink and be merry. Unfortunately, accidents do happen when we least expect them. So what happens?

Restaurant owners have responsibility for injuries inside and outside their properties. The most known accidents in these businesses are, slip and falls.  Most of the time these happen due to poorly lit parking lots, uneven pavements and spilled drinks or food. If severe, a person can suffer from broken bones or even traumatic brain injuries. If injured, a person may have the right to file a premises liability claim.

The person filing the claim would only win if the owner of the restaurant is proven negligent. If restaurant owners violate the safety and health regulations issued by the state and county—authorities can charge or shut down the business. But the charges wouldn’t go to the persons who are injured. Instead, it would go into government’s coffers. Though if you’re injured, you have the right to pursue compensation from the business or their insurance. But, you need to prove that the problem was foreseeable for a restaurant owner to take care of.

Proving an act of negligence is harder than you think. To issue a claim, you need sufficient evidence that links the restaurant to your injury. If not, it will fail.

Proving an act of negligence:

Call for help, if you are injured. The restaurant owner should administer a first aid kit. If it’s far worse, they would have to call 911.

Ask witnesses. These people can make or break your claim by writing down what they saw or speaking up for you for the court to see.

Document the cause of the accident. A photograph or video may help you win your claim if it shows the reason you are injured.

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