I Was Injured in a Restaurant Accident in California – Can I Sue?

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Many people enjoy dining with their friends and family throughout the state of California. Usually, these meals are pleasant, but that is not always the case. More than a bad meal, a bad night out sometimes involves serious injuries. Those who have sustained significant injuries through no fault of their own may now require financial compensation to help cover the expenses of their medical bills, lost wages from being unable to return to work and more. If you or a loved one need to pursue financial compensation in the wake of a restaurant accident in California, please continue reading, then contact one of our experienced Santa Clara County restaurant accident attorneys to learn more about restaurant accidents and how our firm can help you. Here are some questions you may have:

What may cause a restaurant accident in California?

Though restaurant accidents are frequently the result of negligence, they can happen for several reasons. The following include some of the most common causes and types of restaurant accidents:

  • Slips and falls due to spilled liquids
  • Burns
  • Insufficient lighting leading to trip and fall accidents
  • Poor security
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Food poisoning
  • Electrocutions

How do I prove a personal injury claim in California?

You will have to gather and present sufficient evidence in order to prove a personal injury claim. Some of the most effective evidence to prove a personal injury claim includes pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, surveillance footage of your accident as it happened, photos of your injuries, witness statements verifying your claims and more. After your accident occurs, you should also ensure that you call the police to the scene of the accident and that you seek medical treatment immediately. With this evidence in hand, our firm can take it from there and work to satisfy the burden of proof.

What is the statute of limitations for a restaurant accident in California?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims constitutes the timeframe in which you will have to take legal action against the liable party. In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is two years. Generally, this means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue the restaurant for your injuries. If you wait any longer than that, you will forever lose the right to seek financial compensation for your injuries. Thankfully, a Santa Clara County slip and fall accident attorney is here to help you. We can help answer any questions you may have, so please do not hesitate to give us a call today.

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When someone is wrongly injured in an accident, they often require financial compensation to heal. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady today to learn how we can help.