Accidents, especially of the slip and fall type, as well as burns and scalds, may be a possibility in any coffee store, although well managed premises are unlikely to experience many accidents at all.
If you are unlucky and are badly hurt in a coffee shop and believe that it was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation from the company.
What You May Be Able To Claim
The payments that you are asking for in a personal injury lawsuit are called damages. They refer to all the monetary and non monetary losses which are a direct and indirect result of an accident that was not caused by you.
Here are the principal damages that you may expect to include in your claim.
Property Damage: You may claim the cost of repairing or replacing any property damaged in an accident. If you broke an expensive watch for example when you fell over in a coffee shop because you slipped over on a spilled drink which should have been cleared up, then the cost of replacing the watch may be part of your claim.
Pain and Suffering: Your injuries may cause you physical pain, but it may also cause emotional pain as well. Claiming pain and suffering may compensate you for the mental and physical pain you may experience. Your ability to claim pain and suffering, and how much you may claim, depends on the state in which you make your claim.
Lost Earnings: This includes wages, salary or earnings from a business, which you have lost or expect to lose in the future.
Medical Costs: This included the cost of medical treatment, transport to and from hospitals and medical centers and must take into account the cost of any future treatment related to the injury.
Filing Your Claim Alone Can Be Difficult
If you have been badly injured in a coffee shop and blame someone working there, or any other party, you may be able to claim adequate compensation by direct negotiation with the manager or with the coffee shop’s insurance company.
If your injuries are quite serious and it is possible that you may take several months to fully recover or longer, it makes sense to leave the negotiating to an experienced accident attorney. An attorney who has dealt with these sorts of accident claims before will know how to negotiate with the company and their insurer more skillfully.
The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.