Unfortunately, restaurant accidents are very common, and they can result in serious injuries. Read on to learn more about restaurant accidents.
How do Restaurant Accidents Occur?
Restaurants are more dangerous than you may realize. For example, when waitstaff must carry hot foods around busy restaurants, it is easy for a spill to occur and injure a patron. Some of the most common restaurant injuries involve:
- Burn accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Hearing damage
- Food poisoning
- Eye injuries
- Cuts or slices
- Kitchen fires
- Soft tissue injuries
What do I do if an Accident Occurs?
If an injury occurs, it is important to call 911 right away. The police can send an ambulance, ensure that the scene is safe, file an accident report, and more. Additionally, it is important to seek medical attention. Some people attempt to recover at home, without the help of a doctor, but this can be dangerous for a number of reasons. For example, it is possible to sustain a serious injury without realizing it. In some cases, an injury won’t begin showing symptoms until days or even weeks later. Also, without the help of a doctor, your injuries may not heal correctly. In addition, going to the hospital can provide you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. This can play a major role in a personal injury case. You should call 911 and go to the hospital to ensure that your injuries are properly treated, even if you do not feel like you have sustained a serious injury. Before leaving the hospital, ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you may wish to take legal action. But, in order to do so, you must adhere to the statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean you will be barred from suing, therefore losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. In order to avoid missing any important deadlines, contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
If you have been injured in a restaurant in New Jersey, you will need the help of a skilled personal injury attorney.
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