When you take your family, significant other, or even yourself out to eat, the last thing you expect is for an accident to occur. However, they happen, and if you were injured in a restaurant accident, you are most likely now looking into recovering financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What are the most common causes and types of restaurant accidents?
Unfortunately, restaurant accidents can cause serious injuries. Some of the injuries sustained in restaurant accidents that have recovered compensation in the past are as follows:
- Kitchen fires
- Cuts or slices
- Eye injuries
- Hearing damage
- Slip & falls
- Muscle and soft tissue injuries
- Food poisoning
How do I recover financial compensation following a restaurant accident?
To recover financial compensation, you and your attorney must first satisfy the burden of proof. When you file a lawsuit against a restaurant, you are most likely filing a premises liability lawsuit. This means that you will have to prove that you were injured due to a restaurant owner’s negligence.
To prove your claim, your attorney will use security camera footage of your accident, eyewitness statements, police reports, medical documents detailing the severity of your injuries, and more. Once you file your claim, you will have to be very cautious when posting on social media. Anything you post that even remotely disproves your claim may be used against you. Insurance companies will not readily dish out financial compensation, no matter how bad you truly need it.
What is the statute of limitations in Florida?
The phrase, “statute of limitations” refers to the timeframe you have from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party. In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years. If you wait and do not file a claim within this period of time, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Speak with our seasoned firm as soon as you can.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is committed to collecting compensation for personal injury victims in Winter Garden and the surrounding areas. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a negligent party, we are here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm today.