Restaurant Accident Lawsuit Loans
While restaurants are mainly for joyful occasions with family and friends, accidents do occur. The United States census states that there are more than 500,000 restaurants in the United States. More than 130 million Americans eat at these restaurants each day. Given the large amount of foot traffic, many accidents happen in restaurants. Laws require restaurant owners to provide a safe environment for patrons.
If you suffer from injury as a result of a restaurant’s negligence, Uplift Legal Funding can help. We provide premises liability lawsuit loans to plaintiffs injured in restaurants and other establishments. This article will provide you with more information on restaurant lawsuits and lawsuit loans.
Injuries That Qualify For Restaurant Lawsuit Loans
Premises liability holds restaurant owners accountable for any foreseeable hazards. If a preventable accident occurs on their property and results in injury, they have breached their duty of care and can be held liable.
The most common types of accidents at restaurants are the following:
- Slip and falls – These accidents are most often caused by slippery floors (spilled drinks or wet bathroom floors).
- Food poisoning – These bacterial infections occur when food is in unclean conditions and/ or stored improperly. Severe food poisoning can lead to brain damage or even death.
- Broken teeth – A customer can bite into a piece of plastic or other item that ended up in their food. Broken teeth are not only painful, but can rack up quite a medical bill.
- Scalding – Hot plates, beverages and soups can cause painful and damaging burns.
- Choking – The National Restaurant Council claims that more than 3,000 people die each year from choking while dining at restaurants. It is up to the restaurant to promptly seek medical attention and perform CPR.
Like in any personal injury case, the injured party (or plaintiff) must prove negligence on the part of the defendant. This means a direct link must be shown between the defendant’s carelessness and the plaintiff’s accident that resulted in their injury. It is important to note that the hazard needs to be foreseeable to the defendant. For example, if the bathroom floor has been slippery for an hour and someone slips, that is foreseeable to a manager – especially if other customers complained. However, if a customer spills a drink and ten seconds later someone slips and falls, that is unforeseeable to the manager who probably did not have enough time to react.
When proving liability, evidence is essential. Valuable evidence includes the following:
- Incident report – It is important to speak with a manager or staff member after the incident occurs. Tell them exactly what happened and ask them to document it. You will both need this report to give to your insurance companies.
- Medical report – If your injuries are severe enough, the ambulance will document your injury and treatment. This is crucial in the event that you require future treatment, which potentially increases your settlement.
- Witness statement – Family and friends with you at the scene make great witnesses. However, even strangers can add value to your case. Just be sure to quickly talk to them and ask them to write down their account of what happened, as well as sign the paper.
- Photo and video – As always, remember the value of photo and video. These serve as solid proof of what happened. Using you cell phone works perfectly. Ensure that all footage is time stamped.
Uplift Legal Funding
Unforeseen injury can lead to extensive medical costs, lost wages and more. Uplift Legal Funding is on the plaintiff’s side. We will provide you with essential financial assistance until your settlement is received. And the best part is, you only have to pay us back if you win the case! Apply online or give us a call at (800) 385-3660.