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Can I Recover Damages For a Serious Injury at an Illinois Restaurant?

 Posted on April 29, 2022 in Premises Liability

IL injury lawyerAmericans eat out more now than they ever have and that trend seems likely to continue. While the vast majority of restaurant visits are safe, restaurants have many potential hazards that can result in serious personal injury. Even with the best care, not all of these injuries can be prevented; however, negligence on the part of a restaurant owner, manager, or staff can cause injuries that could have been avoided with proper care. If you were hurt as a customer or visitor at a Waukegan restaurant because of conditions caused by a restaurant’s failure to meet the duty of care they owe their patrons, you may want to contact a personal injury lawyer.

What Are the Most Common Restaurant Injuries?

A surprising variety of injuries can occur at a restaurant, both in and around the premises. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Slips from spilled food and drink
  • Falling downstairs
  • Uneven pavement
  • Cuts from broken glass or ceramic
  • Burns
  • Food poisoning
  • Inadequately lit parking lots
  • Allergic reactions
  • Dangerous actions by employees, such as assault

A restaurant is responsible for providing a duty of care to visitors, which means they must keep the premises safe and clean. Even if someone is merely using the bathroom in the restaurant and is not actually purchasing food or drink, the restaurant still owes this duty of care. If a hazard exists, such as a wet floor, and cannot be immediately remedied, a restaurant must warn visitors of the hazard. Poor maintenance, inadequate supervision of the premises, and even failure to conduct appropriate background checks on employees can make a restaurant liable for injuries that occur on-site.

How Can I Prove the Restaurant Was Liable For My Injury?

Proving a restaurant’s liability takes a thorough investigation and a careful understanding of Illinois law. When you have a knowledgeable personal injury attorney on your side, you can focus on resting and recovering from your injury knowing your attorney will pursue every avenue for obtaining any compensation to which you are entitled.

Contact a Waukegan Personal Injury Lawyer

Serious burns, cuts, slips, falls, and other injuries can happen because of the careless actions of a restaurant’s management and staff. If you sustained an injury at an Illinois restaurant and want to know whether you can take action, schedule a free, no-obligation case review with a Waukegan, IL personal injury attorney at Salvi & Maher, LLP. We take every case seriously and will help you explore your legal options for obtaining compensation. Call us now at 847-662-3303.





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