A busy restaurant kitchen in Pennsylvania with chefs in white uniforms. One chef with their back to the camera is preparing food at a counter, while others are seen plating dishes and handling utensils. Various plates, ingredients, and kitchen equipment are visible after a recent restaurant accident.

Our state is well-known for its fantastic food options. Unfortunately, not every eating establishment takes all the necessary precautions to ensure all customer’s safety. If you are someone who was involved in a restaurant accident, the injuries you’ve sustained may be severe, which is why you are now looking into recovering financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. If you are someone who was injured, please read on to learn more about your legal options going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding restaurant accidents in Pennsylvania:

What does a restaurant accident look like?

Restaurant accidents come in many shapes and forms, and they can all be caused by several different factors. However, most restaurant accidents generally stem from some form of negligence. The most common types of restaurant accidents are as follows:

  • Kitchen fires
  • Burn injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Cuts requiring stitches
  • Food poisoning

Do I qualify for financial compensation?

To win compensation in a personal injury claim, you must first satisfy the burden of proof. This means you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. The insurance companies may try and deny you the compensation you need, so it is always best to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who is ready to fight for your rights.

How can an attorney help me win a personal injury claim?

Some of the evidence your attorney will gather and present can include security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard, medical documents, police reports, eyewitness statements, and more. Do not let a negligent party get away it. We are here to help.

What is the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania?

The term “statute of limitations” refers to the amount of time you have from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party. That being said, Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years. If you wait and do not file within the legally-acceptable period of time, you may lose out on your right to sue.

Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm

There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.