I Got Hurt at Great Steak. What Do I Do?*

It can be really frustrating to have an accident in a public place like a restaurant. There’s the suffering that you have to endure form any injuries you have received, but then there is the cost of dealing with all those injuries too.

Why should you have to foot the bill if you were injured at a restaurant in an accident that was not your fault?

If you slipped and fell over in a restaurant, for instance, and you are sure that it was the fault of the management in that restaurant, you may be able to make the restaurant pay your medical bills and any lost income that you have experienced because you couldn’t return to work straight away.

A personal injury attorney can fill you in on the law and, if the chance of making a successful claim is good, pursue the personal injury claim against the restaurant on your behalf.

Were You Injured at a Restaurant?

If you were injured at a restaurant it is a good idea to get some evidence if you can at the scene. If the accident was entirely your fault, of course, you won’t be able to make a claim against the restaurant chain, but more than likely there will be some element of blame attached to the management or one of the employees.

In many, but not all states, it is possible to claim compensation even if you were partly to blame yourself. The key to getting a fair compensation payment for a personal injury is the quality of the evidence for the accident.

Most restaurant accidents happen with plenty of witnesses, so get some contact details of anyone who saw what happened and can vouch for the fact that the accident was not your fault.

How to Seek Compensation

If you intend to file a claim against a restaurant or any other restaurant owner or manager it can be hard to go it alone.

The tendency is for the insurance company to blame you if they can for the accident, hoping that your inexperience with the law and inability to conjure up sufficient evidence will mean you give up or accept a less than satisfactory settlement for a personal injury claim.

An experienced personal injury attorney will know how to negotiate more forcefully with both the restaurant and the company’s insurer.

If you are injured through no fault of your own, talk to an attorney as soon as your injuries allow you to do so. The sooner you file a claim against the restaurant or whomever was at fault, the better!


The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Great Steak, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.