There is nothing worse than sustaining an injury due to no fault of your own. Unfortunately, serious accidents and injuries can occur just about anywhere and at any time. Though the last place you’d expect to sustain a serious injury is a restaurant, it happens more often than you may think. If you were hurt in a restaurant accident, you may wonder whether you’ll have a valid personal injury claim. Please continue reading and speak with a knowledgeable Corpus Christi, Texas slip & fall lawyer to learn more about these accidents and how our legal team can help if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
I sustained an injury in a restaurant. Can I sue for compensation?
If you were hurt in a restaurant, whether you have a valid claim depends on the cause of your injury. For example, if you can prove that you were harmed as a direct result of unsafe restaurant conditions, there’s a strong chance you will have a valid claim. Just some examples of hazards that often present themselves in restaurants are as follows:
- Spills left unattended
- Dim lighting
- Dangerous restaurant parking lots
- Lack of security
- Hot plates
- Spoiled food
If you can prove that you were hurt due to restaurant management/staff negligence, you may have a path to compensation. However, it’s paramount you document the incident to the best of your ability.
What should I do to document my injury?
If you can, after an accident, you should try and take the following steps to maximize your chances of recovering financial compensation:
- Take pictures of the safety hazard that caused your injury
- Call the police and request immediate medical attention
- Ask witnesses for their contact information
- Keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries
- Retain the services of a seasoned Nueces County, Texas personal injury lawyer who can work to uncover all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof, such as surveillance footage of the incident.
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas?
Here in Texas, accident victims are required to file a personal injury claim within two years of the date their accident occurred. If you wait past this timeframe, you’ll likely be permanently barred from suing. Give us a call today so we can get started working on your case.
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If you were hurt in an auto accident, a slip and fall, due to a defective product, or otherwise as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact Sahadi Legal Group for a free initial consultation.