Is a restaurant liable for my personal injury? 34 Answers as of July 08, 2013

While eating a chile relleno from a Mexican Restaurant I broke a tooth on a piece of glass found in that food. Is the restaurant liable for any dental bill and pain and suffering?

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Tenge Law Firm, LLC
Tenge Law Firm, LLC | J. Todd Tenge
Yes, it should be responsible for your injuries, damages and losses - including medical expenses and pain and suffering. You will need to prove that there was a piece of glass in the food they served you, and that you were injured as a result.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 7/21/2011
The Law Office of Stephen R. Chesley, LLC
The Law Office of Stephen R. Chesley, LLC | Stephen R. Chesley
The restaurant may be responsible for your injuries depending on the circumstances. In order to have your dental bills
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 7/19/2011
Law Office of Christopher F. Earley
Law Office of Christopher F. Earley | Christopher Earley
Yes, possibly. Did you keep the piece of glass that injured you?
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 7/19/2011
Wilson & Hajek,LLC, a personal injury law firm
Wilson & Hajek,LLC, a personal injury law firm | Francis Hajek
Virginia personal injury law does provide a remedy when you are injured because a restaurant did not serve food that was fit for consumption. Assuming that you reported the incident right away, the next step is to present your claim to the restaurant owner. Most likely, the restaurant has insurance for claims of this type and an insurance adjuster will take over the handling of the matter. Of course, it is the adjuster's job to settle the claim for as little as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine what such a claim is worth and can also help you maximize your recovery. Good Luck.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 7/19/2011
Bernard Huff, Attorney/Mediator
Bernard Huff, Attorney/Mediator | Bernard Huff
May be, if the restaurant was negligent. Retain and/or consult with a plaintiff's personal injury attorney.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 7/19/2011
    Law Offices of Tom Patton
    Law Offices of Tom Patton | Thomas C. Patton
    Yes, they will liable. They may try to bring in a third party to pay your damages, for example a food supplier, but you can definitely go after the restaurant.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 7/19/2011
    Coulter's Law
    Coulter's Law | Coulter K. Richardson
    The short answer is yes, they are liable. The restaurant has a duty to provide safe food. Having breached that duty, they are liable for any damages they might have caused. It is always more complicated than that, but the primary concern here is.can you prove it. In the practice of law, it is not what happened that matters, it is what you can prove happened that matters.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 7/19/2011
    Law Office of Jared Altman
    Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
    Yes. The restaurant is liable.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 7/19/2011
    The Law Office of Josh Lamborn, P.C.
    The Law Office of Josh Lamborn, P.C. | Josh Lamborn
    Foreign articles in food are a constant source of injury. The cases with items like glass or metal are better than the ones with bone or other natural substances because they are more obviously not supposed to be in what you consume and have the potential to cause more damage. Before filing a lawsuit in these cases it is helpful to do a little investigation to determine who is really at fault. If the food product was made by one of the employees on site then the restaurant should be held accountable. If the item was pre-packaged, such as a burger patty made by a third party in an off-site factory, then the restaurant may still be liable, but you may need to sue the manufacturer as well. In making a claim against the liable party you would want to ask for both economic damages (medical bills, etc.) and non-economic damages (pain and suffering).
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 7/19/2011
    Idiart Law Group
    Idiart Law Group | Justin Idiart
    Yes it sounds like the restaurant is liable. Please contact us to discuss how we can help you.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 7/19/2011
    Vincent J. Bernabei LLC
    Vincent J. Bernabei LLC | Vincent J. Bernabei
    Yes, the restaurant is liable for your injuries. You should save the foreign object that was in your food, and contact an attorney right away.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 7/19/2011
    Law Office of Garrett S. Handy
    Law Office of Garrett S. Handy | Garrett S. Handy
    Yes, the restaurant is liable. A restaurant has a duty to make sure that the food it serves is free from foreign objects that could cause harm to the person consuming the food.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 7/19/2011
    Allen Murphy Law
    Allen Murphy Law | W. Riley Allen
    Yes, it can be. Did you report it? Did they verify the piece of glass was in their food at the time you ate it? If so, you should be able to do so without too much hassle, but their insurance carrier should hopefully take care of it for you.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 7/19/2011
    Law Office of Mark J. Leonardo
    Law Office of Mark J. Leonardo | Mark Leonardo
    Yes since glass is not inherent in any food you would eat. Either try to resolve the claim with the restaurant yourself, or retain an attorney to assist you.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/19/2011
    Cody and Gonillo, LLP
    Cody and Gonillo, LLP | Christine Gonilla
    it appears you have a claim based on the facts as stated.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 7/18/2011
    Patrick M Lamar Attorney
    Patrick M Lamar Attorney | Patrick M Lamar
    You must show how the glass got into the food. But cautiously I would say yes they could be liable.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 7/18/2011
    Law Offices of Steven A. Fink
    Law Offices of Steven A. Fink | Steven Alan Fink
    Yes. The restaurant is liable for the foreign substance found in your chile relleno.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/18/2011
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