Florida Personal Injury - I found a foreign object in the food I bought. Can I sue?
It is not uncommon for someone to find a foreign object, such as plastic or glass, in a meal they’ve purchased at a restaurant. How does this relate to making an injury claim and/or sue for damages?
Injury claims require an injuryIf there is no injury done to you, you cannot sue. For example, if you opened your fast food meal and saw that there was a piece of plastic in it BEFORE eating it, then no damage was done. You may be able to get a refund, but you do not have an injury claim because you did not suffer an injury. However, if you were eating a purchased meal and suddenly cut your mouth and throat, that constitutes damages suffered and opens the door for getting compensated for your injuries.
Hire a personal injury attorneyIf you believe that you have been involved in an accident of this nature, there are several things you must do. First, seek medical attention. Second, save the offending foreign object if at all possible. Third, contact your local personal injury attorney immediately. They will assess the legitimacy of your claim, often for free, and help you move towards recovery and compensation. Many personal injury attorneys also offer contingency agreements, meaning you don't owe them anything unless you win your claim, and even then, their payment comes from the settlement itself. Good luck.