It might seem ridiculous that you could go to a restaurant for a meal and end up leaving in an ambulance. However, statistics show that some types of accidents, particularly those that involve slipping or tripping over, are quite common.
In fact, they are the most common accidents in the U.S. after traffic accidents. Some of these accidents are self-inflicted, but certainly not all of them. It’s quite possible that you weren’t to blame for the accident which caused your injuries.
If you are sure this is the case, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against whoever was at fault. Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you can after your accident to see if you can claim for compensation.
Were You Injured?
Accidents are unlikely when restaurants and other public places make it a priority to ensure the safety of the visiting public. Restaurants take out liability insurance just in case an unexpected accident does take place, but injuries are only likely to happen when something hazardous is allowed to remain where someone could trip over it or slip up on it.
Injuries in places like a Taco Time restaurant, or any other restaurant, could mean anything from minor cuts and bruises right through to more serious injuries like broken bones, dislocated joints, burns and scalds, damage to the teeth, face, neck, spine and brain. The severity of the injury depends very much on the exact circumstances and the way the person falls down and what they actually hit when they fall.
It’s unlikely that you are going to bother with a personal injury claim if you only have minor injuries, but if the injuries are more serious, the costs of a serious accident mean that a claim for compensation becomes necessary.
You May Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you thought that your injuries were so obvious that a restaurant owner’s insurance company would settle a compensation claim swiftly, you may be disappointed. It is not in the insurer’s interests to admit liability too soon.
The best strategy is to engage the services of a personal injury attorney as soon as you can after you have recovered from your immediate injuries. The attorney can advise you first of all whether a claim is likely to succeed based on the evidence available and then help you to pursue legal action.
The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Taco Time, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.