Miami Restaurant Accident Attorneys
Helping Victims of Restaurant Accidents Throughout the State of Florida
Miami is a foodie’s paradise, with restaurants for all food cravings and budgets. When going out to eat in a Coral Gables, Wynwood, Miami Beach or Downtown Miami restaurant, you might think about the cocktails you’d want or the appetizers you would like to share, but you are probably not anticipating getting injured while dining.
Miami’s tens of thousands of restaurants are filled with diners, wait staff, bartenders, chefs and kitchen crews. Both residents and tourists frequent Miami restaurants, with residents often spending upwards of $5,000 a year per family on dining out. Miami also receives over 40 million tourist visits a year, and on average, these visitors spend more than $300 per person on food and drinks during their visit. The vibrant Miami restaurant scene draws people to Miami, and unfortunately, some of these dining adventures result in accidents.
These restaurant accidents cause pain, suffering, emotional distress and financial hardship for the victim and their family. If you or a loved one has recently suffered a serious injury in a Florida restaurant accident, you don’t have to face these challenges alone. The highly skilled restaurant accident attorneys at the Boyers Law Group are prepared to help you.
For over twenty-five years, we have successfully litigated personal injury cases, helping Florida families hold negligent parties accountable for the injuries they cause and achieving substantial compensation for their injured victims. Let us put our experience, expertise and resources to work helping you get the full compensation you deserve.
Negligence at Miami Restaurants
When dining out at your favorite Miami restaurant, you are expecting to enjoy delicious food, not to get injured. Property owners, including restaurant owners, are obligated to keep their patrons safe from potential dangers. Restaurateurs must ensure that their restaurant is safe in all aspects of its operation, including the parking lot, lobby, restrooms, floors, kitchen and dining area. When a restaurant does not live up to its duty, it is negligent, and when this careless conduct causes you to be injured, the restaurant can be held responsible.
Property owners in Florida must use reasonable care in maintaining their properties. They owe the highest level of care to invitees, or visitors (such as diners in a restaurant) who are on the premises for a lawful purpose. For restaurants, the invitees are its diners, its customers.
A Miami restaurant violates, or breaches, its duty of care if its actions constitute a failure to:
- Maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition;
- Fix or repair a dangerous condition of which it knew or reasonably should have known;
- Warn of a danger on the property of which it knew or reasonably should have known.
Negligent food safety can also be a source of injury to diners in Miami restaurants. Miami restaurants are governed by Florida Statutes to ensure that they follow proper food safety protocols, including proper refrigeration, sanitation and licensing inspections. Failure to follow the prescribed standards is negligence, and this negligence can result in injury to restaurant diners and invited guests.
Accidents and Injuries at Miami Restaurants
Regardless of how you were injured in a Miami restaurant, your injuries could be severe and permanent. Brain damage, fractures, spinal cord injuries, intestinal issues and even death can result from an injury in a Miami restaurant. One of the most common restaurant accidents is a slip and fall due to dangerous or unsafe floors. These injury causing accidents can happen anywhere – in the dining room, kitchen, restrooms/bathrooms, parking lot or waiting area. Some other common accidents may include the following:
- Food poisoning
- Allergic reactions
- Foreign objects in food
- Pedestrian or Car accidents in the parking lot
- Accidents due to improperly maintained entrance and exit doors (unsafe ingress/egress)
- Uneven pavement and sidewalks around the restaurant
- Assault or Violence, particularly by fellow patrons
- Fires or explosions due to unsafe gas or wiring
- Falling objects such as décor or dropped dishes
- Broken or missing stairs, ramps or handrails
Restaurant premises accidents can cause serious bodily harm, loss of wages, emotional distress and even death. A lawsuit may be necessary to obtain the compensation you need to pay for ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, pain and other damages. The restaurant premises accident attorneys of the Boyers Law Group take these factors into consideration to help you receive the best possible outcome for your case.
The experienced attorneys of the Boyers Law Group can help you with obtaining any applicable video footage, property surveys, maintenance records and witness interviews. These all important pieces of evidence will provide essential evidence of the negligence which resulted in the serious injury or death of a Miami restaurant guest. A Boyers Law Group attorney can review what happened in your Miami restaurant accident and let you know if you are eligible for this kind of lawsuit.
Restaurant Accident Victims With Serious Injuries – Compensation May be Available
Whether it is a slip and fall accident inside of the restaurant dining room or lobby resulting in fractured bones, an inadequately lit parking lot resulting in a violent criminal attack or a traumatic brain injury as a result of dangerous premises, the Boyers Law Group attorneys will fight to help you recover just and full compensation for the harm that you or your loved one suffered.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a Miami restaurant accident caused by a property owner’s or operator’s negligence, you may be able to obtain substantial financial compensation for the injuries and damages caused by their negligent actions. A lawsuit may be necessary to obtain he money damages to which you are entitled for your pain, suffering, inability to enjoy life, scarring/disfigurement, lost wages, lost earning capacity and other damages.
When a Miami restaurant fails to protect its guests, operates hazardous premises and causes you to sustain serious injury, the owners and managers of the restaurant can be held liable and responsible for all the damages that they cause.
Boyers Law Group Attorneys Have Many Years of Experience Representing Victims of Miami Restaurant Accidents
When you or a member of your family has been seriously injured in an accident at a restaurant, you need expert legal help to sort through the details of your case and to advocate tirelessly for the compensation you deserve. Our compassionate, experienced team has many years of experience representing victims of restaurant accidents. We will help you understand the legal process, make sure we understand every detail of your accident and injuries and will do everything possible to hold the responsible parties fully accountable.
Please contact the experienced Miami restaurant accident attorneys of Boyers Law Group at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website for a free consultation so we can get started working on your case.