If you suffer injuries in a restaurant accident, you may have the right to hold the property owner or occupier liable for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Florida has premises liability laws in place that require business owners to warn customers and other visitors about any hazards they may encounter. These laws apply in any case when the owner knew about or should have known about the danger.
You Have the Right to Pursue Compensation for Your Damages
Under premises liability law, business owners and operators must keep their property free from hazards. If there are hazards, they need to repair them as soon as possible and warn visitors and guests of any ongoing dangers. This is true in any case the property owner or a representative knew about or should have known about.
For example, imagine another customer drops food on the floor, and you slip on it. If we can show it was there for long enough for an employee or manager to see it, you can likely pursue compensation for the damages you suffered.
This case is much more difficult if the food fell in the moments before you arrived because it is less likely an employee would have seen the spill and had a chance to clean it up.
Types of Premises Liability Cases in a South Florida Restaurant
While we generally think about employees getting hurt at work when we consider restaurant accidents, there are many ways customers can suffer injuries while dining out, as well. Falls are one of the most common hazards in South Florida restaurants. Slip or trip hazards include:
- Food and liquid spills
- Tracked rain
- Torn carpets, broken tile
- Uneven floors
- Poor lighting
- Uneven stairs
- Broken or missing stair rails or other handrails
- Burns and scalds from hot foods and plates
When a restaurant customer suffers injuries on the premises of a South Florida restaurant, they may require medical care and time away from work. Some of the most common recoverable damages that may be available to you in a restaurant accident case include:
- Medical care costs
- Ongoing care costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages, such as broken glasses
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Pain and suffering damages
Let Our Attorneys Build a Strong Case to Pursue Compensation
While you have the right to sue a restaurant, it takes a strong case to recover the payout you need to pay your medical bills, cover lost wages, and help you get back on your feet. When you trust the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato with your case, you can feel confident our team will conduct a thorough investigation and build a strong case to support your pursuit of a payout.
As a part of our investigation, you can expect a restaurant accident lawyer to:
- Identify all potentially liable parties
- Collect and analyze all possible evidence in your case
- Request copies of incident reports, reports from first responders, and other documents
- Gain access to video of your accident, if possible
- Interview eyewitnesses
- Work with medical experts, reconstruction specialists, or others
- Get a copy of your relevant medical records
- Document your accident-related expenses and losses
Using the case we built during our investigation, we can begin to build a strong argument for pursuing compensation on your behalf. We can take legal action on your behalf and fight for the payout you deserve.
We Know How South Florida Premises Liability Cases Work
At the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato, we will go to work immediately protecting your rights. We can ensure nothing jeopardizes your right to pursue compensation for the injuries you suffered in a South Florida restaurant accident. We will provide the support and guidance you need to go after the payout you deserve. Let us answer your questions and address your concerns.
You have legal options if we can build a strong case on your behalf. We may be able to negotiate an out-of-court settlement that allows you to recover the money you need without going to court. In other cases, we need to file a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner and take your case to court. You can trust us to fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
Talk to a Restaurant Accident Injury Attorney in South Florida
If you sustained injuries in a South Florida restaurant accident, you have the right to go after compensation from the property owner or occupier. The team from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato can review your case for free. We will protect your rights and pursue the damages you deserve.
Call our Fort Lauderdale office today at 954-633-8270 for your complimentary case evaluation with a member of our team