Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Accident Attorney
Anthony Quackenbush is a Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Accident Lawyer who helps clients who have been badly hurt. Accidents happen in restaurants every day. They can occur due to a variety of reasons. For example, because food and drinks are being carried around restaurants all the time, things can end up on the floor. When a customer slips and falls in a restaurant, the customer can easily be hurt. If this occurred to you, then you may be able to pursue a personal injury case.
If you’ve slipped and fell on a transient (i.e., temporary) substance on the ground/floor of a restaurant, you will need to prove “notice” on the part of the restaurant in order to pursue a successful case. That is, you will need to prove that the restaurant either had “actual notice” (i.e., the employees of the restaurant actually placed the substance on the ground or knew about it and didn’t remove it) or “constructive notice” (i.e., the substance was on the ground long enough that the restaurant should have known about it).
In order to prove constructive notice, you will need to prove that the substance was on the ground/floor of the restaurant long enough that the restaurant should have known about it. You can do this through circumstantial evidence (e.g., by demonstrating that there were tracks or dirt in the substance, thus indicating that it had been there for some time).
Restaurant accidents also occur when customers trip and fall in restaurants. For instance, “fixtures” (i.e., things that are permanent and not temporary) may cause customers to fall. By way of example, stairs with steps that are too high can easily cause falls. “Step-downs” or changes in elevation can as well. Stairs without handrails can throw-off a customer’s balance and cause a fall.
Things falling in restaurants can also cause you injuries. For example, there have been situations in the past where walls or ceilings/roofs in restaurants caved-in and injured customers.
An employee of a restaurant (a waiter/server, host or hostess, or chef) might also do something to cause your injuries. For example, a restaurant employee might bump or trip you, causing you to fall. On the other hand, an employee might accidentally put or leave an object in your food – causing you injury as you eat.
Bad food in a restaurant might cause you food poisoning. If you experienced food poisoning in a restaurant and experience serious illness or injury as a result, you might be able to pursue a personal injury case against the restaurant.
If you’ve been injured in a restaurant accident, it will be important to determine who the defendant in your case may be. Potential defendants include the owner of the restaurant itself. However, it could also include the owner of the property where the restaurant was based. After all, the businesses/companies that own restaurants do not always own the property where the restaurant is based. They may have landlords that own the land/building where the restaurant is based but don’t actually have anything to do with running the restaurant.
In that case, whether your claim will be against the restaurant itself or the landlord will depend on the nature of your accident. For example, if you slipped and fell on a transient substance on the ground/floor of the restaurant, then your case will most likely be against the restaurant itself. After all, in that situation, there would be no way for the landlord/owner of the property to have known of the dangerous condition and fixed it.
On the other hand, if you were injured by a fixture at the property (for example, steps that were too high), then your case may be against the landlord/owner of the property. After all, it is generally the owner of a property that is responsible for making sure that things such as steps at a property are safe. Even if the restaurant was aware of the dangerous condition, there may not have been anything that it could do other than calling the landlord. On the other hand, if the employees of the restaurant knew about that dangerous condition and didn’t make that call to the landlord, then the restaurant can be liable.
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If you’ve been hurt in a restaurant anyplace in the State of Florida (including Miami, Miami-Dade County, West Palm Beach or Palm Beach County), contact this Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Accident Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. Mr. Quackenbush works on a contingency basis, which means that you won’t be charged a dime until you’ve received compensation in your case.Advice to Clients of this Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Accident Lawyer Anthony Quackenbush
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