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The state of Maryland offers numerous places with a variety of options for people who wish to go out to eat. This includes restaurants, bars, grills, eateries, diners, and more. While attending a meal with others, people do not usually consider the possibility of becoming harmed. However, it is possible for an accident to happen in a restaurant that leads to significant injuries. Often times, those who are injured in these accidents wish to pursue legal action to hold a negligent party liable for their suffering. In these situations, it is crucial to retain the services of a skilled personal injury attorney for assistance.

Common Restaurant Accidents

Accidents can happen anywhere at any time, even in restaurants. In fact, they are more common than people are aware of. When facing these situations, it is beneficial to understand premises liability law. Premises liability law holds property owners liable for the conditions of their property and grounds. This requires them to maintain the premises and ensure that it is safe for guests who come onto it. Under this law, if a restaurant owner does not take care of their property, they can be held liable for any accidents that occur as a result. The following are common accidents that occur in restaurants:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Food poisoning
  • Spilled hot liquids or foods
  • Falls due to unstable seats

Proving Negligence

Those who are injured in an accident at the expense of another party often want to seek justice for their suffering. This can be achieved through a personal injury claim that exists to hold the restaurant liable for their actions that caused the accident. It is important to know that, when filing a personal injury claim, injured parties have to meet a certain deadline known as a statute of limitations. In the state of Maryland, the statute of limitations on filing a claim is three years from the date of the accident. 

During a personal injury lawsuit, the injured party is required to prove that the restaurant owner was, in fact, negligent. To do so, they must show that the owner knew, or should have reasonably known, about the hazardous environment that caused the accident and failed to rectify it. If the injured party successfully proves negligence, they may be able to receive significant compensation. This includes reimbursement of medical bills, lost wages, future medical treatment and lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

Contact our Firm

The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Maryland who have been injured due to the negligence of another party. To learn more about whether you may be eligible for compensation after being injured, contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today and discuss your case.

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