Recovering Compensation Following a Restaurant Accident in New York

Recovering Compensation Following a Restaurant Accident in New York

New York City is jam-packed with fantastic restaurants. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if you could find at least one stellar restaurant on every single street. However, restaurants do not always live up to our expectations–and it can be way worse than a simple bad dining experience. Sometimes, restaurant owners or their employees can behave negligently. Rather obviously, one of the last things you should act carelessly around is other people’s food, however, it happens.

Unsurprisingly, people are often injured as a direct result of such negligence. If you have been involved in a restaurant accident, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and any other damages you may have incurred. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:

What are the most common types of restaurant accidents in New York?

Though restaurants are not traditionally considered “dangerous,” there are, in fact, a multitude of accidents that can occur at any given time. The most common types and causes of restaurant accidents are as follows:

  • Kitchen fires
  • Burn injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Cuts or gashes
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Food poisoning

How do I know if I can recover financial compensation?

The key to winning a personal injury claim is proving that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is not always easy, so it is generally best you put your case in the hands of an experienced attorney who is familiar with the personal injury claims process.

How can an attorney help me?

Your attorney will work to collect, obtain, and utilize several types of evidence to prove your claim. For example, your attorney may use pictures taken of the safety hazard that caused your accident, security camera footage of your accident as it happened, witness statements verifying your claim, medical documents, police reports, and more. Do yourself a favor and request our assistance. We are here to fight, tooth-and-nail, for your rights.

What is the statute of limitations in New York State?

The statute of limitations refers to the legally acceptable timeframe you have to file a personal injury claim from the date of your accident. The statute of limitations in New York State is three years. If you wait too long and fail to act promptly, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Reach out to our firm and see how we can help you.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

The Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky is proud to serve clients in New York City and the surrounding areas after they have been injured by someone else’s negligence. For a consultation, contact our office today.

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