Hudson Valley Restaurant Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys
You and your family visit restaurants in order to be treated to a good meal in an inviting, hospitable, and clean environment. While spilled food or drinks can be unavoidable in a restaurant, you expect that the staff and owners of the restaurant will take every precaution to prevent spills, and will quickly address any messes as soon as possible after they occur.
Where restaurant owners and staff fail to look out for the safety of their customers by keeping the floor free of hazards, customers can receive serious injuries in slip-and-fall accidents. If you’ve been hurt in a restaurant slip-and-fall accident in New York, contact the knowledgeable and dedicated Hudson Valley personal injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP for a consultation on your case.
Restaurants have a duty to keep their business hazard-free
As a customer, you have a right to expect that your safety won’t be at risk by visiting that business. In fact, owners of restaurants and other businesses have a legal duty to maintain the property on which they operate their business in such a way that customers and other visitors’ safety will not be put at risk. They are held responsible for inspecting their property at regular intervals, and for cleaning up any hazards within a reasonable amount of time after discovering them. When restaurant owners fail to complete this sort of basic maintenance, and you’re injured as a result, then the restaurant may be responsible for the costs of your injuries.
Slip-and-fall accidents can cause serious injuries
You don’t walk around a restaurant expecting to encounter puddles of liquid, tripping hazards, or dangerous staircases. In a dimly-lit restaurant, you may not have had the chance to see these obstacles before they caused you to fall, leaving you seriously injured. Some common restaurant trip-and-fall injuries include:
- Bruises and lacerations
- Sprained ankles or wrists
- Broken bones
- Concussions or other traumatic brain injuries
- Delay can weaken or eliminate your claims
Take action as soon as possible after you’re hurt in a slip-and-fall accident. The longer you wait, the greater the opportunity for evidence to be destroyed or decay, or for witnesses’ memories to fade. There are also strict statutes of limitation that apply to premises liability claims, which could leave you legally barred from filing a claim if you fail to act fast enough. Don’t put your claim for money damages in jeopardy; contact the Hudson Valley personal injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP for a free consultation immediately after a slip-and-fall accident. Our attorneys are available to help you get the money you deserve after you’re hurt in a trip-and-fall in a restaurant. Contact us today, in Marlboro at 845-236-4411, and in Kingston at 845-331-4100.