Attorneys Holding New York Restaurants Responsible For Injuries

Owners of restaurants and other retail establishments owe their customers a duty of care with regard to their safety. Hazardous areas, elements and conditions of a restaurant or retail store should be corrected by management before an accident happens. This may mean installing lights in dark hallways, repairing cracked and broken sidewalks in front of the restaurant or store, and in general, watching out for customers' well-being. It also means handling food safely to prevent contamination.

Dangerous situations in retail stores and restaurants often include one or more of the following:

  • Unlit or poorly lit stairs down to a bathroom
  • No proper hand railing on stairs leading to a bathroom
  • Food spilled on the floor and not cleaned up in a timely manner, creating a slippery hazard
  • Hot food spilled on customers, sometimes resulting in burns

Whatever the owner's or manager's negligence was and whatever your injury was, you are urged to have your case evaluated by an experienced personal injury lawyer. If you suffered a New York restaurant injury, lawyer advocacy can mean the difference between insufficient compensation and ample compensation that covers all medical expenses, lost wages and related expenses — and in some cases, intangible pain and suffering.

See our Results page to gain an idea of ways in which we have been able to help New Yorkers recover compensation after they were seriously injured in various types of premises liability accidents.

Burned By A Hot Drink? Food? Or A Hot Plate Or Surface?

Clients from throughout the area routinely seek our help after they or their children have been burned at a retail restaurant. The firm's attorneys hold the years of experience in retail restaurant injuries that enable them to help clients understand the options available to them under the law and the circumstances that make a successful case more likely.

The firm investigates each restaurant injury from the bottom up. As a result, lawyers from Smiley & Smiley, LLP, know what to look for:

  • Excessive heating
  • Excessive microwaving
  • Failure to warn the customer of hot surfaces, foods or drinks
  • Unacceptable temperatures
  • The serving of boiling liquids
  • Servers bumping into tables and spilling on customers

The involvement of children, particularly babies, in restaurant burns often heightens the emotions involved in these cases. You can depend on the attorneys of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, to advise you honestly and objectively in these situations. With us in your corner, you can move forward confidently, knowing you draw on the guidance of experienced legal representatives in these matters.

Contact A New York City (NYC) Burn Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries in a retail store or restaurant, contact a New York City personal injury attorney at Smiley & Smiley, LLP. Our Manhattan burn injury lawyers provide free initial consultations, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan across from Grand Central Station. We have Spanish interpretation services available, and our staff includes a Haitian Creole speaker. To contact us, call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.