When you go out to eat with friends or family, the last thing you expect is a serious accident to occur. That is why those injured in restaurant accidents very often seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of their medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Please read on and reach out to an experienced York County, PA premises liability attorney from Ilkhanoff & Silverstein to learn more about restaurant accidents and how we can help you recover the compensation you need. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the personal injury claims process going forward:
What causes restaurant accidents?
Restaurant accidents can be caused by several different factors, though some of the most common can include electrocutions, failure to clean spilled beverages, burns in malfunctioning kitchen appliances, food poisoning, and more. These are all very serious accidents, which is why those injured need compensation to help them get back on their feet again.
Am I entitled to compensation after a restaurant accident?
To win financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of a negligent party. However, since a serious lawsuit may put a restaurant out of business, you should assume that the restaurant owner will hire an expert legal team to disprove your claim. That is why it is your job to retain the services of an experienced attorney who will aggressively fight for your right to compensation.
To prove your personal injury claim, our firm will work to recover various types of valuable evidence, including security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, police reports of the incident, witness statements verifying your claim, medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is two years. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent restaurant owner or employee. If you wait any longer than two years, you will be denied your right to sue. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process–all you have to do is ask.