How Do I Receive Compensation for My Restaurant Accident Injury?

Personal injury accidents can occur just about anywhere in the state of New Jersey. It is even possible to sustain injuries or damages as a patron or employee at a restaurant. So if you find yourself involved in a restaurant accident, continue reading to discover how you can receive the financial compensation that you are rightfully entitled to and how an experienced Morris County, New Jersey slip and fall lawyer of The Macri Law Firm can aggressively fight to hold the establishment accountable.

Why do restaurant accidents commonly occur in the state of New Jersey?

Restaurant accidents commonly occur in the state of New Jersey due to a restaurant owner, manager, or employee neglecting their legal responsibility to upkeep the establishment. With this, slip and falls are the most frequent type of accident to occur on these premises. Examples read as follows:

  • Spilled drinks that leave slippery surfaces, especially when warning signs are not present.
  • Dropped food that leaves slippery surfaces, especially when warning signs are not present.
  • An unturned rug or mat.
  • Defective or broken stairwells.
  • Debris or damaged surfaces in the parking lot or on the sidewalk.
  • Slip and falls due to potential safety hazards that are left unseen with insufficient lighting.

Additionally, other types of injuries that result from a restaurant accident read as follows:

  • Serious burns from hot plates.
  • Serious burns from restaurant appliances.
  • Serious burns or electrocution from dysfunctional restaurant equipment.
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals.
  • Hearing loss from loudspeakers in drive-thrus.
  • Food poisoning from spoiled or rotten food.
  • Alcohol poisoning from bartenders who over-serve alcohol.

How can I receive compensation for a restaurant accident claim in the state of New Jersey?

To receive compensation for your restaurant accident, you must be able to prove the negligence of the restaurant owner, manager, and/or employee. More specifically, you must prove one of the following:

  1. The restaurant owner, manager, and/or employee was aware of a hazard and did not fix it in a timely manner, which caused your accident to occur.
  2. The restaurant owner, manager, and/or employee should have been reasonably aware of the hazard that caused your accident to occur.

And to prove one of the above points, it is best that you collect the following proof immediately after your accident occurs:

  • A copy of the police report written at the scene of your accident.
  • Pictures and videos of your injuries, damages, and any hazards that may have contributed to your accident.
  • Witness testimonies of your accident.
  • Surveillance camera footage of your accident occurring.
  • Medical documents and bills that detail the date, time, and gravity of your injuries.

With all this being said, it is in your best interest to retain the services of a skilled Parsippany, New Jersey personal injury lawyer who will ensure that you are compensated.


If you require the services of an experienced team of attorneys for legal matters related to estate planning, personal injury, or medical malpractice, contact The Macri Law Firm today to schedule a consultation.