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Tampa Restaurant Injury Lawyer

Millions of people dine out each day in Tampa-area restaurants. Few restaurant patrons expect they will sustain a serious, even potentially life-threatening, injury while going out for a hamburger. Yet like all heavily trafficked public places, restaurants can experience a significant amount of accidents, especially when the ownership and management do not take care to keep the premises in safe condition.

At Anderson & Anderson, our Tampa restaurant injury lawyers have decades of experience in handling premises liability claims on behalf of our clients. If you, or someone in your family, has been hurt while dining in a local establishment, we can investigate your claim and advise you on a potential personal injury claim against the restaurant. In doing so, we can seek compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses sustained due to your injuries.

How Tampa Restaurant Negligence Can Lead to Accidents

Restaurants are some of the most heavily regulated businesses in the Tampa region. Any business that serves food to customers must comply with a variety of federal, state, and local health and safety rules designed to keep customers safe. Of course, many restaurants–particularly those owned by large corporate chains–often try to cut corners when it comes to compliance in order to save a few dollars.

Some common examples of how a restaurant’s negligence can cause serious customer injury include:

  • burn injuries caused by fire, explosion, or improperly heated food;
  • choking due to incorrect preparation of food;
  • dram shop violations that lead to drunk driving accidents;
  • food poisoning;
  • foreign objects in food, which can lead to choking, broken teeth, and even internal bleeding;
  • negligent security that leads to a third-party criminal act, such as assault or robbery; and
  • slip-and-fall accidents due to wet floors, inadequate lighting, or other safety code violations.

Just about every restaurant has commercial general liability insurance that covers injuries to customers and other invited guests on the property. That does not mean, however, that the restaurant or the insurer will not put up a fight when presented with a claim. To the contrary, many restaurants will try and blame the customer for what happened in an attempt to minimize their own liability. This is just one of many reasons that if you find yourself in this position, you should work with a Florida personal injury attorney experienced in dealing with restaurant accidents.

Contact Anderson & Anderson Today

Under current Florida law, you typically have just 2 years from the date of an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in state court. Given that restaurant accidents often require extensive pre-lawsuit investigation, as well as adequate time for settlement negotiations with the restaurant’s insurance company, it is therefore important not to delay in initiating your case. So if you have recently been injured while dining in a Tampa restaurant, you should not hesitate to contact a skilled Tampa restaurant injury lawyer. Call Anderson & Anderson today at 813-251-0072 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.

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