How to Recover Compensation After a Washington D.C. Restaurant Accident

If you have been injured in a restaurant accident due to no fault of your own, you may be seeking financial compensation for your injuries. Reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney today to learn how we can assist you in the claims filing process. Our legal team is prepared to take on your case today to recover the compensation you require to heal. Continue reading to discover the most common examples of restaurant accidents in Washington D.C., plus, learn the ways to recover compensation with the assistance of an attorney.

What are the most common examples of restaurant accidents?

The most common types of restaurant accidents are as follows:

  • Slippery floors without warning signs causing slip and fall accidents
  • Burn or scald injuries from the dishwasher, stove, or any other kitchen appliance.
    • Employers must ensure all kitchen equipment is in working condition before giving their employees the “ok” to work.
  • Burns or electrocutions due to dysfunctional electrical appliances
  • Hearing loss due to loud speakers/drive-thrus
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • If you were forced to lift heavy items even after you told your employer that you are unable to due to a medical condition, you may be eligible for compensation if you were injured
  • Food poisoning
  • Cuts
  • Eye injuries
  • Serious burns

How can I recover compensation after a restaurant accident?

In order to recover financial compensation after being injured in a restaurant accident, the first step you should take is to reach out to an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney. With the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney, you will prove that the party responsible for your accident directly caused your injuries by their negligence. Your attorney will prove your claim with evidence such as the following:

  • Witness statements
  • Pictures or videos of the accident/scene of the accident
  • Medical documents
  • Police reports

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C.?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally three years from the date of your accident in Washington D.C. This means that you will have this period of time to take legal action against the negligent party who is responsible for causing your injuries. Failure to do so may result in you being barred from suing. To take action as soon as possible, reach out to our personal injury firm today to schedule your initial consultation. Our legal team will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal and move on with your life.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.