Restaurants are generally places of joy, meant for people to sit with their families and enjoy a nice meal. However, when restaurant owners or employees are negligent, there is a very good chance someone will get hurt as a result. If you have been injured in a restaurant accident, 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?
The most common causes and types of restaurant accidents for employees and customers alike are as follows:
- Slip and fall injuries due to spilled liquids
- Burns and electrocutions from faulty equipment
- Strains from heavy lifting
- Toxic chemical exposure injuries
- Food poisoning
- Hearing loss
- Cuts or gashes requiring stitches
How do I know if I qualify for compensation if I was injured?
To qualify for compensation, you will have to satisfy the burden of proof, meaning you will have to prove that the injuries you’ve sustained are due to another party’s negligence. This is why you must always hire an experienced attorney who is familiar with the personal injury claims process.
How can an attorney help prove my claim?
An experienced attorney will use several different types of evidence to prove your personal injury claim. Your attorney will use everything from video evidence to medical documents to win you the compensation you deserve. However, you can also help win your claim by limiting what you post on social media after filing. Insurance companies may be monitoring your posts, and if you post anything that even slightly contradicts your claim, there is a very good chance the insurance companies will use it to deny you the compensation you truly need.
What is the statute of limitations in Florida?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is the legally-acceptable period of time you have to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years, which means you will have four years from the date of your accident to sue. If you neglect to do so, there is a very good chance you will be barred from receiving compensation. Do not let this happen. The sooner you reach out to our firm, the better.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Our firm understands the potential repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.