There are few things worse than sustaining an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence. Unfortunately, many people are hurt while simply going through the motions of daily life, and often due to no fault of their own. Sometimes, even something as simple as going out for dinner with a friend can result in serious injury, such as when a restaurant fails to ensure its premises are safe. If you were recently injured in a restaurant, you may wonder whether you can sue that restaurant for the financial compensation you need to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our seasoned San Antonio, Texas slip & fall lawyer to learn more about these claims and how we can help if you’ve been hurt due to no fault of your own. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Can I sue for an injury sustained in a restaurant accident?

If you were injured in a restaurant accident and need compensation, we will first have to prove that the restaurant ownership or staff either knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe restaurant conditions, failed to fix them timely, and that you were injured as a result. Some of the most common causes of restaurant accidents and injuries are as follows:

  • Hot plates being served without caution
  • Spills left unattended
  • Dim lighting
  • Unsafe restaurant parking lots
  • Serving spoiled or tainted food
  • Lack of security

What should I do to increase my chances of winning a personal injury claim?

To increase your chances of winning a personal injury claim, you should take several steps to document the incident. This can include:

  • Taking pictures of the dangerous restaurant conditions
  • Calling emergency services to the scene of the accident
  • Asking witnesses for their contact information
  • Notifying restaurant management of your injury
  • Obtaining medical documentation detailing the extent of the injuries you sustained

How long can I wait before filing a personal injury claim?

If you were hurt in a restaurant, you may want to wait and see if your injuries heal on their own. While this is understandable, you mustn’t wait too long to sue, for if you do, you may miss the state’s statute of limitations. Here in Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years, meaning you must file your personal injury claim within two years of the date your accident happened. If you have any further questions or would like to file a claim, please don’t hesitate to speak with a seasoned Bexar County, Texas personal injury lawyer from Sahadi Legal Group today.


Sahadi Legal Group handles a wide array of personal injury claims, including injuries sustained in auto accidents, slip and falls, due to defective products, and more. Contact our firm today.