Burn Injuries Occurring In New York City Restaurants
It happens more frequently than New York restaurants care to admit: A server spills a hot coffee on a patron, hot soup burns a patron's mouth, the grease in a to-go bag melts onto a patron's lap. If you have suffered a burn injury at a restaurant, can you sue the restaurant? In many cases, the answer is yes.
Restaurant owners owe their patrons a duty of care, which includes taking steps to prevent burns and other injuries to their patrons. When a restaurant injury occurs, they can often be held accountable through a personal injury/premises liability lawsuit.
Nationally Recognized And Client-Focused Manhattan Lawyers
Since attorney Guy Smiley formed our law firm in 1968, we have recovered millions of dollars for burn victims in New York City. We are well-known for our record of success and client-focused representation and have appeared on local and national television programs, including CNN, Dateline, MSNBC, Fox News and Good Morning America.
Yet, even though we have the resources and recognition of a large law firm, we are a family law firm that provides personalized and caring client service. As New York City natives, we care about our clients and want to make our city safer by holding negligent individuals and businesses accountable for the injuries they cause to others.
Representation In Your Burn Injury Case
Our lawyers will draw on decades of legal experience and work with medical experts and on-staff investigators to determine the extent of your burn injury, what caused your injury and who is liable. Then, we can begin to understand how much compensation you should receive, including compensation for economic and noneconomic damages such as:
- Your past, present and future medical bills related to your burn injury, including surgical procedures/skin grafts and rehabilitation costs
- The pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the accident
- Loss in quality of life
- Loss of income suffered as a result of your hospital stay as well as diminished income if your burn injury prevents you from working
Most burn injury cases are resolved through effective negotiation and never make it to court. If the restaurant's insurance company refuses to settle for a fair amount, however, we are ready and able to litigate your case in court.
Contact Our New York City Lawyers About Your Restaurant Burn Injuries
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call. We are conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan and serve clients in New York City and throughout the state. Send us an email or call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW to arrange your free consultation.