Going out to eat is a common activity for many people. As a result, it is important to know about restaurant accidents. Read on to learn more about restaurant accidents, how they occur, and who can be held responsible for an injury.

Common Causes of Restaurant Accidents

With people coming and going, raw meat and poultry spilled drinks, and more, there are countless ways for a restaurant accident to occur. That being said, the majority of accidents involve:

  • Burns
  • Slip and falls
  • Inadequate security
  • Faulty stairwells
  • Poor lighting
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Food poisoning

Who is Responsible for a Restaurant Injury?

If you are injured due to the negligence of a restaurant owner or staff, you may be able to recover compensation. In order to recover compensation, you will have to prove that the restaurant staff was aware of the hazard that caused your injury to occur and did not address it in time, or that they should have reasonably known about the hazard. To obtain this proof, there are a number of steps you should take. First, be sure to call 911. The police can send an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, and more. While you wait for the ambulance to arrive, take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. Additionally, if anyone saw the accident happen, ask for their name and contact information- they may be able to corroborate your version of events. Once at the hospital, ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. This can provide you with important proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Lastly, be sure to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney may be able to obtain further proof of negligence, including security camera footage, police reports, and more.

If you have been injured in a Florida restaurant, our firm will fight for you. We understand the toll an injury can take and we will help you recover the compensation you need and deserve in order to heal. Reach out today to discuss your case.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Here at Manuel & Thompson, P.A., we understand the potentially devastating effect that an injury can have on an individual and his or her family, which is why we are dedicated to helping all those who’ve been injured due to no fault of their own. Our firm also proudly handles insurance disputes, hurricane claims, fire loss claims, commercial litigation, and construction law matters. To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today for your free consultation.