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Restaurant Liability in New York City | What You Must Know

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Restaurant Liability in New York City | What You Must Know

There are few things more unexpected and unpleasant than sustaining a serious injury while trying to enjoy a meal with your family or friends. Unfortunately, restaurant accidents are more common that we’d like to admit, which is why if you have been injured in a restaurant accident, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New York City personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most frequent types of restaurant accidents?

There are various ways in which people can be injured in restaurants, including some of the following:

  • Food poisioning
  • Burns
  • Slip and falls
  • Poor lighting
  • Inadequate security
  • Faulty or defective stairwells

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

If you are hurt in a restaurant, you will have to prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe condition, failed to take action to fix it, and that you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result. This is not always easy, which is why you will have to take several steps after your accident to maximize your chances of winning your claim. The first thing you must do is notify the restaurant owner of your accident, and he or she should file an incident report. From here, you should ask anyone who saw your accident for their name, phone number, and email address. Next, you should take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident, as well as of your injuries. Finally, after you are treated and receive medical documentation regarding your injury, you should retain the services of an experienced New York City premises liability attorney.

How long can I wait to file a personal injury claim in New York?

If you are someone who has been injured in an accident, you must not make the mistake of waiting too long to sue the party responsible, for there is a statute of limitations in place regarding how much time you have to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New York City is, generally, three years, meaning that you cannot wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. Our firm can begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.

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