Missouri Restaurant Injury Lawyers Holding Owners Responsible for Damages Caused by Negligence
Injury victims should not suffer financially because of another party’s actions
Few people understand the many potential dangers present in a restaurant setting, including burns, choking hazards and more. In many cases, restaurant owners take the necessary steps to prevent injuries to patrons. In others, the owner’s negligence results in injuries to customers. If you have been injured in a restaurant accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, our staff offers assertive personal injury representation to restaurant accident victims in St. Louis County, Lincoln County and St. Charles County.
Common restaurant accidents or injury situations include:
Burns – Overheated food or open flames can result in painful burn injuries.
Choking – Bones, shells and other foreign objects in food can lead to dangerous choking accidents.
Food related illness – Undercooked, contaminated or expired food may lead to food related illnesses.
Slip and fall – Wet or oily floors create the potential for slip and fall accidents.
Trip and fall – Loose carpeting, broken tiles and poorly maintained floors pose significant trip and fall dangers.
Assault – Poorly lit buildings or parking areas can increase the dangers of assaults, especially when alcohol is involved.
What are the most common types of restaurant injuries?
Restaurant accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, including:
· Cuts and bruises
· Head injuries
· Traumatic brain injuries
· Ligament damage
Who is responsible for a restaurant accident injury?
Missouri law requires restaurant owners to provide a safe and healthy environment for patrons to enjoy. If an owner fails to properly maintain their facility, or adhere to food handling guidelines, the owner may be held liable for any damages resulting from an accident.
To hold the restaurant owner liable for your injuries, you must prove that they acted negligently or illegally, and that these actions directly lead to your injuries.
Why do I need a lawyer to seek compensation?
If you have been injured, retaining a lawyer is an important step in recovering the maximum amount of compensation for your damages. On your behalf, your lawyer will:
Gather evidence – Proving a restaurant injury claim requires a great deal of evidence. Your attorney will gather the necessary evidence, including photos of the scene, witness statements and medical records.
File your injury claim – To begin the legal process of recovering compensation, you must file a personal injury claim. Your attorney will handle the filing on your behalf.
Conduct settlement negotiations – In some cases, negotiating a settlement with the insurance companies is the most efficient way to resolve your case. Your attorney will work with the insurer to attempt to reach a settlement agreement that covers all of your losses.
Make your case in court – If a settlement cannot be reached, or is against your best interests, your attorney will take your case to court and attempt to prove your damages during a jury trial.
Discuss your restaurant injury rights with our lawyers in a free, no-obligation consultation
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a restaurant accident, you have a right to pursue compensation for your losses. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, our staff offers assertive personal injury representation to victims in St. Louis County, including Hazelwood, St. Ann, Berkley, Maryland Heights, Florissant, South County, South City, North County, Clayton, Chesterfield, Laude, Creve Coeur; Lincoln County, including Troy, and Moscow Mills and St. Charles County, including St. Charles, St. Peters, O’Fallon, Wentzville, Cottleville and Foristell. Call our office at (636) 947-3600 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case. You pay no fees unless we are successful in helping you obtain compensation for your losses.