Because of hot cooking surfaces in the kitchen and the use of sharp utensils, employees in restaurants know they need to exercise caution to avoid injuries. However, when you are a patron in the restaurant, you also may receive exposure to some dangerous circumstances that could leave you with injuries.
At Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., our Allen restaurant accident lawyers are ready to help you seek compensation for injuries you suffered while visiting a local restaurant. You should not have to suffer financially because of the restaurant’s negligence. Let us take on your case.
Our law firm focuses our practice specifically on helping victims of the negligence of others receive the compensation they deserve. We believe that people and businesses who cause issues that lead to injuries for people should be held accountable.
Over our many years of helping victims, we have a strong track record of winning judgments. Our total amount of compensation recovered for our clients exceeds $500 million. As personal injury lawyers, we believe in following certain processes and procedures that help us have success.
Part of the process of bringing a personal injury or premises liability case against an entity like a restaurant involves proving that the employees or owner failed to provide you with a duty of care. As a patron of the restaurant, you deserve to be able to eat in a safe environment.
To show that a dangerous situation existed at the restaurant because of the negligence of employees, we will follow many leads, including:
Soon after your injuries at the restaurant, you probably will hear from the insurance adjuster for the restaurant. The insurer may act as if he or she is trying to help you. In reality, though, the insurer may be asking questions in an effort to find evidence to reduce or deny your personal injury claim.
When you hire us as your personal injury or slip and fall lawyer, we will take over all correspondence with the insurer. You do not have to worry about this aspect of your case any longer. We want you to be able to focus on your recovery and on your family while we take over the day-to-day legal work.
One thing that sets our restaurant accident lawyers in Allen apart from other personal injury firms is our willingness to take your case to trial when necessary. Some firms prefer to always settle out of court because it’s faster and easier. However, our team knows that you may not receive your largest award without a trial.
We are not afraid of going to trial when we believe this will give you the largest possible settlement. Preparing for trial and sitting through a multi-day court case is time-consuming, but our team is willing to invest the time when it means your potential injury payout is greater.
After you suffer an injury while eating at a restaurant, you may be unsure whether you have a personal injury case. We will explain some of the most common situations that our restaurant accident attorneys in Allen, Texas see that result in potential premises liability claims.
When eating at a restaurant, a server may occasionally give you a dish and tell you to “watch out,” because the plate is extremely hot. Unfortunately, a hot plate is not the only potential area where you could receive exposure to burns as a restaurant patron.
According to Merck Manual, severe burns can lead to skin loss and the need for expensive intensive medical care.
At a restaurant, servers may drop food or liquids, leading to slippery locations on the floor. If the employees do not clean up these spills immediately, you could slip and fall, potentially leading to a severe head injury or broken bones. Dangerous spills are especially common around self-serve drink stations with ice.
Along those same lines, small restaurants may stack boxes or leave cleaning supplies in a common walkway near a bathroom. These areas often have poor lighting as well. Should you trip over items left on the floor, you could fall and suffer significant injuries.
As servers bring food to the patrons in the restaurant, they often are carrying huge, heavy trays. It just takes a momentary loss of balance or someone sliding a chair out at the wrong second to cause the server to lose control of the tray, spilling the contents onto you.
In a case like this, you could have burns from hot food, cuts from broken glass and plates, punctures from falling knives, and head injuries from heavy objects striking you.
The server certainly did not mean to drop the food on your head. But when it happens, this is a potential sign of negligence for the restaurant if the server did not have the proper training or if the restaurant asked the server to carry too many items or too much weight.
When you are facing an uncertain health and employment future because of injuries suffered while visiting a restaurant in Collin County, you may be able to seek damages. Contact Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., at (972) 529-3476 for a free consultation today.