Help, I Got Burned by a Hot Plate at a Restaurant! – Your Legal Options
In order to keep food warm for customers, restaurants typically use hot plates when bringing food over to the table. These plates can be so hot that it is possible for a patron to suffer second degree burns. Restaurant management and waiters owe you a legal principle called duty of care which is meant to keep you safe as you partake in your meal as well as move around the premises. This duty of care, if breached, by way of negligence, may be grounds for a hot plate injury lawsuit. It may seem like a complicated case that a small claims court can handle, but please be advised that following this route may limit the amount of compensation you can recover. In addition, restaurants have insurance policies for specifically these kinds of injuries, and working with a restaurant burns attorney will help you get maximum compensation for your restaurant hot plate burn injuries so you can get the needed medical are for the foreseeable future.
Were you burned by a hot plate at a restaurant? The experienced restaurant injury attorneys at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of experience helping individuals such as you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Please reach out to us NOW at (773) 985-5139to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. We work on contingency fee basis, and what this means is that we don’t charge you ANYTHING as we work on your case, and only do so when we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. Don’t accept an apology and a paltry payout – contact us NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about what you can sue for in order to compound your compensation after having suffered a restaurant hot plate burns injury. Serving all hot plate burn victims in all 50 states.
In order to have a valid restaurant injuries claim, the following legal principles must exists:
- You must have been a patron of the restaurant at the time of your hot plate burn injury. That is, you must show that you had accessed the premises for a drink or a meal as a paying customer. This is vital as it will establish the legal principle of duty of care.
- You must show that restaurant staff acted in a negligent manner. This could be for instance not informing you about the hot plate as the meal is being brought to the table.
- You must also show that the negligence was the proximate cause of your injuries. That is, you must show that the restaurant staff’s actions were what caused your burns.
- You must also show that your injuries can be compensated via a number of damages, which you must list with the help of your restaurant hot plate burn injury lawyer.
Hot Plate Burns at Restaurants – Get Legal Help Here!
Burns from hot plates or liquids at restaurants may cause a lot of pain and lead to blistering and in some cases, the need for skin grafts if the burns were third degree burns. You may also need to take time off work to heal, and all of these factors will play a role in the total amount of damages you can seek. Need to learn more about these kinds of lawsuits? Please give us a call NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.