Restaurants are hubs for good times with friends and family. However, restaurant employees spend long days continuously working, rarely even sitting. This is why they deserve their employer’s utmost respect. However, sometimes, employers fail to ensure their restaurant is in a safe condition for all, which, rather unsurprisingly, can cause serious accidents. If you are a restaurant employee who was injured in a restaurant accident, you are most likely looking into financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. If you are in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What are the most common causes of restaurant accidents?
Restaurant accidents can be caused by several things, though generally, accidents stem from negligence. For example, restaurant employees are very often injured in slip and fall accidents due to failure to clean up spilled drinks. Additionally, employees can be electrocuted or burned by malfunctioning kitchen appliances, or even, in the worst cases, food poisoned.
How do I know if I can recover compensation after a restaurant accident?
To recover financial compensation, your attorney will have to satisfy the burden of proof. Essentially, this means that your attorney will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is not always easy, so you must hire an attorney with a successful track record.
Some of the evidence your attorney may use can include security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, witness statements verifying your claim, medical documentation regarding your injuries, police reports, and more. Once you file your claim, you must be very careful about what you post on social media. Insurance companies may be monitoring your accounts to see if you post anything that disproves your claim. If you do, they may deny you the compensation you need.
What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations is the legally acceptable amount of time you have from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years. If you wait too long, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Speak with our seasoned firm as soon as you can.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.