One of the most unexpected places where an accident can occur is a restaurant. However, “unexpected,” unfortunately, does not mean “impossible.” This is why those injured in restaurant accidents very often seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages they may have incurred as a result. If you have been injured in a New Jersey restaurant accident, please read on to learn more about your legal options going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the most common types of restaurant accidents?
Restaurants, though generally regarded as safe, are full of variables that can all contribute to accidents. Some of the most common types of accidents that occur in restaurants are as follows:
- Burn injuries
- Cuts requiring stitches
- Permanent scarring
- Hearing damage
- Vision loss
- Food poisoning
- Soft tissue injuries
- Slip and falls
- Kitchen fires
How do I know if I can recover compensation after a restaurant accident?
When you are injured in a restaurant, you are most likely going to file a premises liability claim. To win a personal injury lawsuit, you must always first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is not always easy, so it is usually best practice to reach out to a trustworthy, skillful firm.
How do I prove a personal injury claim?
To prove a personal injury claim, you and your attorney will have to provide various types of evidence. For example, you may use pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, security camera footage of the accident, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, police reports, witness statements verifying your claim, and more. You cannot do this alone. Get in touch with our seasoned firm for help.
What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years, meaning you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party. If you wait too long, you may be denied the right to sue. Do not let this happen. Reach out to our firm today. We are happy to get the ball rolling as soon as possible.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you or someone you know was involved in an accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq.today. If you have sustained serious injuries due to another party’s negligence, there is no reason for you to suffer alone. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and more. Do yourself a favor and let us work with you to attain the financial assistance you need.