Contrary to what you may assume, restaurants have an unfortunately great potential for slip and falls or otherwise a personal injury accident. If you were involved in an incident that cause you to sustain injuries and damages, continue reading to learn how an experienced Toronto restaurant accident lawyer at Merricks Law Group can help you in filing a claim and recovering compensation.
What are the most common restaurant accidents that occur in Toronto?
Restaurant owners, managers, and/or employees hold the responsibility of maintaining their restaurants. So when they are negligent in doing so, this is when accidents occur. Notably, such accidents can occur to both customers and employees alike. The most common restaurant accidents that occur in Toronto include, but are not limited to, the following:
- A slip and fall accident due to slippery floors (i.e., spilled drinks) without warning signs.
- A slip and fall accident due to dropped food.
- A slip and fall accident due to an unturned rug or mat.
- A slip and fall due to unsafe stairwells.
- A slip and fall accident due to debris left on the floor or damaged surfaces in the parking lot.
- Serious burns due to hot plates.
- Serious burns or scald injuries from a dishwasher, stove, or any other kitchen appliance.
- Serious burns or electrocutions due to dysfunctional electrical appliances.
- Injuries due to exposure to toxic chemicals.
- Injuries due to heavy lifting when you are unable to due to a medical condition.
- Injuries due to safety hazards unseen with dim lighting.
- Hearing loss due to loudspeakers in drive-thrus.
- Food poisoning due to using spoiled or rotten food.
How can I recover compensation after a restaurant accident in Toronto?
To recover compensation for your personal injury claim, you must prove the negligence of the restaurant owner, manager, or employee. More specifically, you must point to the fact that the at-fault party was being careless in any of the following ways:
- The at-fault party should have known about the dangerous condition.
- The at-fault party should have known that the dangerous condition would lead to a slip and fall.
- The at-fault party did know that the dangerous condition existed, had enough time to fix it, and yet still chose to ignore it.
And to prove this carelessness, you must provide the following evidence:
- A copy of the police report that was filed at the scene of the accident.
- Pictures and videos of the unsafe restaurant conditions, your injuries, and your damages.
- Witness testimonies.
- Medical documents and bills that include the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
- Surveillance camera footage of your accident occurring, which a skilled Toronto slip and fall lawyer can help you with obtaining.