What You Need to Know About Restaurant Liability in New York City

If you recently sustained an injury while going out to eat at a restaurant, you are most likely very upset and in pain. Our firm is here to make this right. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about restaurant accidents, what you should do if you are injured in one, and how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some of the most common types of restaurant accidents in NYC?

Restaurant accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons, though the most common types of restaurant accidents that we see are usually the result of slip and fall accidents due to spills being left unattended, burns due to hot plates and other cooking equipment, and food poisoning. That being said, people are also injured due to dim lighting, inadequate security, faulty stairwells, and more.

What should I do if I am hurt in a restaurant accident?

If you are injured in a restaurant accident, you should do everything in your power to document the accident. This means notifying the restaurant owner of your injuries, taking pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, taking pictures of your injuries, calling the police, obtaining witness contact information, receiving medical treatment, and contacting an experienced New York City personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional information needed to prove that the property owner/staff knew or should have known about the unsafe condition, failed to fix it, thereby injuring you and causing you to sustain significant damages as a result.

How long will I have to sue a restaurant for an injury in New York City?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place regarding personal injury claims, and New York State is no different. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is, under most circumstances, three years, which means that generally, you will have three years from the date of the incident to take legal action against the liable party. Our firm is here to help you through every step of the claims process ahead, starting today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


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.