Manhattan, New York (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) — You take time out of your busy life to go out for dinner with your family and friends. The last thing you want is to have your experience ruined by an unforeseeable incident that causes you injury or harm. When you are in a restaurant, it is not unreasonable to expect to be free from any harm or danger. Fortunately, the law agrees. That is not to say that you can sue a restaurant because you felt your chicken was over cooked, though the restaurant may lose you as a customer. However, people have been seriously injured at restaurants.
If you slip and fall in a restaurant, the restaurant can be liable if they created the condition that caused you to fall or if they were aware of the mess and did not clean it before you got hurt. The restaurant is also responsible for roping off or providing some sort of warning that prohibit patrons from stepping into wet or freshly mopped walking areas.
Food poisoning, as some of you may have experienced, can be extremely painful that can last for hours or days. But did you know food poisoning could cause long-term serious health problems, which can expose you to diseases such as hepatitis? In the most serious cases, food poisoning can lead to hospitalization, organ failure or death if you contract bacterium such as salmonella and e coli. Restaurants that serve contaminated food can be sued for negligence because of the way their food was served and prepared.
No matter the situation, it is a restaurant’s duty to provide people with a reasonably safe eating environment. If you are injured in a restaurant, seek medical attention and consult with a lawyer. You may recover compensation for your damages.
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Contributor: Vito Cannavo – Expert on New York City restaurant liability law. Leading New York Injury AttorneyManhattan Office 120 Broadway Phone: 212-732-9000 Fax: 212-266-4141 New York, NY