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Man injured while dining at a restaurant

On Behalf of | Apr 7, 2024 | Premises Liability

People from all over the country visit and move to California to take advantage of the abundance of first-class dining and shopping opportunities available here. Every year, however, thousands of people are injured due to hazards or dangerous conditions in public establishments. Premises liability laws in California protect customers and state that businesses and property owners must provide a safe and hazard-free environment for all legal visitors. Unfortunately, these laws are sometimes completely ignored by business owners. 

Patron injured 

Recently in another state, a man filed a lawsuit over claims he was badly injured while visiting a restaurant. The man said he visited the restaurant and dined in a booth. As he was exiting the booth, the man claimed he was badly cut by a sharp metal object that was protruding out of the booth’s cushioned bench. 

According to the lawsuit, the man suffered severe bleeding and permanent damage to the sacral nerve roots in his leg. The man claims the owners and operators of the restaurant should have known about the potential hazard and defective condition of the bench but failed to warn customers about it. The plaintiff seeks an undisclosed amount in compensatory damages. 

Where to get help 

Customers should not have to fear for their safety when they visit restaurants and stores. Those in California who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of property or business owners have the right to speak with an attorney about their options for legal recourse. A successful premises liability claim could result in compensation to help pay medical expenses and recover lost wages.