I went to a resturant to have breakfast and the waitress burn me with hot water when to the er and the doctor said it was a first degree burn she did not even say sorry so can i sue her
Sorry to hear about your incident. Yes, you can pursue a claim against the employee and establishment to recover the costs for medical treatment and potentially pain and suffering if you meet the tort threshold amount. If applicable, you can also recover for lost wages, scarring, etc. I suggest contacting a personal injury attorney in your area to assist you in this matter.
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Absolutely! You may be entitled to very substantial compensation from the restaurant, who I am sure maintains very good insurance.
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Cases like these can result in substantial awards.
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You should pursue the restaurant and her. She probably has no money. She is their employee, therefore they are liable for negligent acts. Call or go in and do an accident report. Talk to an attorney before you do any interviews.
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Yes, you can pursue a claim against the restaurant for negligence and likely recover for your medical bill and pain and suffering. Hope you can back to the winter equestrian festival. Search Avvo for a personal injury lawyer in your city.
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Assuming she failed to use reasonable care,her employer is responsible for her actions and has insurance for such incidents.You could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses , scarring, disfigurement and pain associated with the injury. It is important to document these types of injuries through witnesses, medical records and photos as soon as possible. I have practiced in Palm Beach County exclusively in personal injury for over 25 years. Please call for a free consultation
Yes, you have 4 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. However, under the circumstances it is likely that you can reach an out of court settlement with her employer or their liability insurer. You should consult a personal injury attorney right away.
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I am a plaintiffs’ attorney. But I do have to take exception to everyone who has encouraged you to sue this waitress, or to get some sort of extorted settlement from her employer. A first-degree burn is the same as a sunburn. This sort of case, if you find a lawyer to take it, is part of the reason that our judicial system is broken and clogged. Accidents happen. You were not seriously injured. Get over it.
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Sorry to hear about your incident. According to your statement, it appears you have a case against the waitress and the restaurant. Usually, the restaurants are insured against this type of event. You may want to discuss all the facts and issues with a lawyer of your choice to determine how to file a proper claim. Keep copies of all medical bills, doctors, phone numbers, photographs of your injuries, your damages (loss wages, prescription medications, etc.), which you will need to complete your claim or lawsuit.
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