Going to a restaurant can be for a lunch meeting at the greasy spoon, or dinner with the family, Or it could be a special occasion at your favorite hideaway. These are good reasons to go to a favorite eatery. But many things can go wrong with something so innocent.
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In the event that the owner does not meet these standards of making areas of the restaurant safe where patrons and employees can be expected to go in the building, then the owner can be held liable.
The owner who wants to avoid being negligent in this duty is required to:
When a patron of a restaurant is harmed, in order for the owner to be held liable for negligence, the boo boo, or impairment must have been caused by the owner’s actions. Or at least caused by them not adhering to the duty of reasonable safe care.
These actions can be from or by not acting. In any event, here, the owner created an unreasonable risk, rather than an foreseen event that was unavoidable.
The one hitch in this, is the owner may not be held liable if the hazardous condition is obvious enough that it should be noticed by all people entering the establishment.
And this defect must not have existed long enough for the owner to discover or correct the danger.
But a duty could arise when it creates a hazard for patrons walking on the carpet and the area. So the danger should be marked upon discovery, in order to warn the customers of the dangerous risk.
Otherwise, your money recovery may be limited for:
The owner of a restaurant can be held responsible when a customer or employee is harmed by their lack of actions.
The employer is responsible for the employees' actions on the premises.
The other side of this is, if the customer is assaulted by a third party, then the owner cannot be held responsible for another patron's actions in some cases, such as negligent provision of security.
Unless the owner witnesses the event or becomes aware the situation could escalate and does nothing to correct it, there is no fault.
The one possibility of holding the owner responsible along with the customer is, if it was apparent the person was intoxicated.
When a individual is harmed or hurt while at a restaurant it is prudent to consult a restaurant injury lawyer. If you have this type of event take place, speaking to a qualified legal professional can ensure whether you have a claim.
The ELFPI lawyers have expertise in this area of the law, they are skilled negotiators and litigators, who can help your case. Contact the law firm today for a free consultation to learn your rights and how to precede with your claim at (213) 596-9642.