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Filing an Injury Claim Against an OC Restaurant

By Hess & Nghiem on January 3, 2022

If you or a loved one suffered some type of injury as a patron at an OC restaurant, you can bring a personal injury claim to seek compensation for damages. Injuries or illnesses can occur on the premises of any type of food outlet, from fast food restaurants to the most celebrated upscale restaurants in the OC.

Eating out is one of the most popular of all social events in the OC, with people from all walks of life taking advantage of the countless restaurants in the region to enjoy the food at popular locations such as Las Brisas, Agora Churrascaria, the Summit House, Sushi4u, Vegan Nirvana, or at lower-priced restaurants, from fast food outlets to chains.

No matter where you choose to eat out, an injury accident can happen. When it does, you need to know what to do to recover compensation. The first step is to contact a premises liability attorney with the experience and legal skills to pursue the compensation to which you are entitled.

Types of Accidents in Restaurants in the OC

Accidents in restaurants can occur at any location, with several causes. Some of the most common types of injury accidents include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Food poisoning
  • Assaults
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Eye injuries
  • Vehicle accidents

Who is Liable?

Every restaurant injury case has unique facts. Several entities could be liable, based on what occurred. To successfully file a claim or lawsuit, it must be established that negligence was the cause of the injury, illness, or loss of life. A patron can be assaulted while visiting a restaurant, or in the parking lot. A slippery floor could cause a guest to slip and fall with grave consequences. A restaurant may have served food that is contaminated, causing a foodborne illness, which can require hospitalization, and in some cases, death. The first step in filing a claim to seek compensation is to identify the liable party or parties. These parties could include:

  • Restaurant owner
  • Food supply vendor
  • Restaurant equipment manufacturer or supplier
  • Restaurant staff
  • Another patron
  • Company providing security to the premises

Documenting Your Injuries

If you sustained an injury while on the premises of a restaurant, indoors or outdoors, it is crucial that you document what occurred. Ensure you get a medical assessment as soon as possible and tell the medical professional about what occurred so it is documented. Take pictures of anything relevant, such as spilled liquids that led to a slip and fall, and the injuries you sustained. These images can be important evidence to support your claim.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer with a Record of Success

The skills, experience, and track record of your attorney cannot be more important. After suffering an illness, serious injury, being unable to work and earn a living, and requiring extensive medical treatment, every aspect of life can be affected. A talented personal injury attorney has the resources and knowledge to evaluate every detail of the case, including the long-term impact on your quality of life, and file a claim or lawsuit to pursue economic and non-economic damages, including pain and suffering and loss of quality of life. Ensure you have a true legal professional on your side.

Call HN Injury Lawyers at (657) 333-5726 for a free case consultation. We provide counsel on a contingency fee basis – no fee unless we win. As trial lawyers, we are proud of our many high-value settlement and jury awards in injury cases.

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