Restaurant Accidents in New Jersey | What to Know

An accident can occur anywhere, at any time. Unfortunately, this includes restaurants. Simply going out to eat with friends and family can result in serious injuries. As a result, it is important to know how these accidents occur and what to do if you become injured. Read on to learn more about restaurant accidents in New Jersey.

How do Restaurant Accidents Occur?

Restaurants can be more dangerous than you may realize. In fact, there are countless ways for an accident to occur. Some of the most common accidents include:

  • Burn accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Hearing damage
  • Food poisoning
  • Eye injuries
  • Cuts or slices
  • Kitchen fires
  • Soft tissue injuries

Fulfilling the Burden of Proof

In order to recover compensation for a restaurant accident, you will have to provide proof that your accident was caused by the negligence of another party. After an accident occurs, the first thing you should do is call 911. The police can send an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, and more. While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, notify the manager of the restaurant that an accident has occurred. If possible, take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. Before leaving the hospital, be sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. These documents can play a large role in a personal injury case.

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. An injury can cause serious burdens, including physical, emotional, and financial sufferring. For example, you may deserve compensation for lost wages, hospital bills, at-home care, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to file your claim on time. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file in time will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve. Do not let this happen- reach out to an experienced attorney today.

If you have been injured in a restaurant accident in New Jersey, contact our firm today. We will advocate for you every step of the way.


Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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