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
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
Koch Laron Law | Phillip Koch
Absolutely - the bigger question is having the restaurant accept liability (i.e. proving the glass was in the chile relleno when you ate it). I would recommend consulting with a Personal Injury Attorney. My firm would be happy to set up a free consultation. Our contact info can be found on our profile page.
Answer Applies to: California
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
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
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