Restaurant Accidents in Florida | What You Need to Know

May 17, 2021 - Personal Injury

When dining at a restaurant, patrons expect a safe and clean environment. Fortunately, this is typically the case, and customers can enjoy nice meals with their families. Unfortunately, sometimes, restaurant employers or staff will fail to ensure their establishment is safe for all. When this happens, accidents can occur. If you are someone who was injured in a restaurant accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. Our Florida personal injury attorneys are here to help. Here are some of the questions you may regarding restaurant accidents and the personal injury claims process ahead:

How do most restaurant accidents occur?

Restaurant accidents can happen for various reasons, though not unlike most other accidents, they are typically a result of negligence. Some of the most common causes and types of restaurant accidents are as follows:

  • Insufficient lighting in restaurants
  • Spilled liquids causing slip and fall accidents
  • Food poisioning 
  • Accidents in restaurant parking lots
  • Burn injuries
  • Electrocutions

Proving a Personal Injury Claim

When someone is injured in any type of accident, they are required to fulfill the burden of proof to win their personal injury claim. Simply put, this means that they will have to prove that they were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Unfortunately, this is oftentimes easier said than done, which is why you must not proceed without the services of a knowledgeable Jacksonville personal injury attorney who can gather and present all evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim. Some of the most valuable forms of evidence include pictures of the unsafe restaurant conditions that caused the accident, surveillance footage of the accident occurring, witness statements corroborating your claim, and more. You should also be sure to call the police and seek immediate medical treatment after your accident. 

Finally, ensure that you file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations, which is four years. Waiting any longer than four years to sue will most likely result in you being permanently barred from doing so. If you have any additional questions, or you are ready to get started, please do not hesitate to speak with our seasoned personal injury attorneys today. We are ready to assist you in any way we can.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is comprised of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.

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