Recovering Compensation Following a New York Restaurant Accident

Nobody expects they are going to be injured in a restaurant, however, accidents do happen. If you are someone who was involved in a restaurant accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of the damages you have incurred. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:

What are the most frequent causes and types of restaurant accidents?

Restaurant accidents happen far more frequently than you may think. Some of the most common restaurant accidents and injuries they cause are as follows:

  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Burns or electrocutions
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Food poisoning
  • Hearing damage
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Cuts or lacerations requiring stitches

How do I know if I can recover compensation after an accident?

To recover financial compensation, you will have to hire an attorney who can satisfy the burden of proof. Essentially, your attorney must prove that you were injured due to another party鈥檚 negligence. In this case, it will most likely be the restaurant owner in a premises liability lawsuit.

What can an attorney do to help me win a personal injury claim?

An experienced attorney will be able to recover and present all evidence necessary for winning your claim. For example, an attorney can obtain security camera footage of your accident, which is generally the most effective way to prove a personal injury claim. However, an attorney may also use eyewitness statements, police reports, medical documents, and more to prove your claim.

Once you file your claim, you must not post anything on social media that even slightly disproves your lawsuit. For example, if you claim you broke your leg from a slip and fall accident and post a picture of you standing on two feet, there is a very good chance the insurance companies will use this against you and deny you the compensation you truly need.

What is the statute of limitations in New York State?

The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim from the date of your accident. In New York, the statute of limitations is three years. If you neglect to file a lawsuit within three years, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Reach out to our compassionate firm who is ready to get the ball rolling.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.