People throughout Ontario frequent Toronto’s many restaurants to enjoy wonderful meals with their friends and families. Unfortunately, there are times where restaurant management or staff fail to ensure their premises are safe for all, and if you’ve been injured in a restaurant accident, you need an experienced Toronto restaurant accident lawyer on your side. Contact Merricks Law Group to learn more about how we can help you.
Do I Need a Toronto Restaurant Accident Lawyer?
If you’ve recently sustained an injury in a restaurant, you cannot hire just any lawyer to represent you in your pursuit of compensation. You need a lawyer who truly cares about your right to heal. Our Ontario personal injury lawyer is ready to assist you through every step of the personal injury claims process ahead.
Common Causes of Restaurant Accidents
Perhaps surprisingly, there are a wide array of factors that can play into serious restaurant accidents, including the following:
- Hot plates causing serious burns
- Dim lighting preventing guests from seeing certain safety hazards
- Unsafe restaurant stairwells
- Spilled drinks and other liquids left unattended
- Using spoiled or rotten food
That being said, these are just some of the primary causes of restaurant accidents, and if you believe that you were injured in a restaurant due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation in a personal injury claim.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
After an accident, as long as you are physically capable, you should do everything in your power to notify the restaurant owner and document the facts of the incident. Some of the most valuable forms of evidence when it comes to proving personal injury claims include the following:
- Pictures of the unsafe restaurant conditions
- Witness statements
- Surveillance footage of the accident occurring
- A copy of the police report filed at the scene
- Medical documents/bills regarding your injuries
As long as we can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, you should recover compensation for two types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. For economic damages, compensation may cover the cost of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- In-home care
That being said, you may still recover financial compensation for certain intangible, non-economic damages, including the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
Contact Our Toronto Restaurant Accident Lawyer
When dealing with a serious or traumatic injury, it is always best to have an experienced lawyer on your side. Our firm is here to help. Contact Merricks Law Group to schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.