Buffalo, New York, Restaurant Chair Collapse Accident Injury Lawyers
Jed Dietrich, Esq., Peer Reviewed as a Top Rated Attorney, Litigates Relentlessly for His Personal Injury Clients. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s Attorneys Have an Elite Reputation for Obtaining the Highest Possible Compensation for Victims of Restaurant Chair Collapse Accidents Throughout Western New York.
Chairs play a huge role in our everyday lives. We sit on them numerous times per day for hours at a time. Chairs are everywhere, from bars and restaurants to homes and offices. No one ever expects a chair to collapse on them from underneath. However, chairs can suddenly fail for assorted reasons and cause the victim sitting on them to crash to the ground. When these types of accidents happen in public places, such as cafes, bars, or restaurants, victims can suffer not only excruciating humiliation but also devastating injuries. Most chair collapse accidents at restaurants could easily be prevented if owners and managers simply implemented the appropriate safety precautions.
For as much as some chairs at restaurants are used, managers should not be completely surprised when they break. In the case of a worn-out chair, there is a strong likelihood that it broke because management failed to ensure the chair’s safety. Staff may not have performed appropriate maintenance or even conducted improper repairs on the chair. Unfortunately, both negligent actions and inactions can lead to a chair breaking during normal use. This can turn a fun night of eating out with friends and family into a tragic mishap. Pursuing a premises liability lawsuit against the restaurant owner and their business insurance policy may be the best way to obtain the compensation that you deserve.
Suppose that you were hurt by a chair that unexpectedly collapsed. In that case, you may have suffered various injuries, such as a twisted ankle, sprained wrist, fractured hip, dislocated shoulder, or broken arm. In more severe chair collapse cases, the victim can fall backward and smash his or her head, causing a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested attorneys believe that no one should have to suffer because a restaurant owner failed to take the appropriate safety measures. Our elite Buffalo, New York litigators would like to help you file a claim against the restaurant and protect your legal right to compensation.
For the last 23 years, Jed Dietrich, Esq., an acclaimed New York Super Lawyer, has dedicated his life to seeking justice for accident victims and their families. Throughout this time, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has taken aggressive legal action to obtain more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements from insurance companies and negligent businesses. Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s obsession with getting his clients the best possible result has touched the lives of injured victims in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our best-of-the-best team offers complimentary, no-obligation case assessments and consultations. Our leading lawyers promise to always treat you with the kindness and respect that you deserve. The Dietrich Legal Team’s zealous attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939 or by completing our online consultation form.Common Causes Of Restaurant Chair Failure Accidents
As you would imagine, the chairs at popular restaurants withstand extensive usage. Consequently, these chairs often wear out and become unsafe for use. Restaurant chairs can break for several reasons, including:
- Loose or missing screws;
- Bent legs;
- Weakened or loose structures;
- Broken or loose features;
- Dangerous or defective design;
- Incorrect assembly or missing pieces;
- Inadequate repairs; and
- Deterioration from normal wear and tear.
When restaurant management fails to identify and remedy chairs that are in poor condition, it could lead to the chair collapsing from underneath unsuspecting patrons. Even if a chair has been barely used, a poor design could also lead to the chair breaking. The legs on deficiently designed chairs are often too flimsy or fragile to hold the weight of individuals. This could easily cause the legs to bend or even snap under pressure. Additionally, the components of the chair that connect the body to the legs could sever or break. Collapse accidents are more likely to occur on worn and weak chairs that have been pushed past their durable points.
DID YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SUFFER SEVERE INJURIES AFTER A RESTAURANT CHAIR COLLAPSED IN BUFFALO, ERIE COUNTY OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK RESTAURANT CHAIR BREAK ACCIDENT LAWYERS AT 716-839-3939 TODAY TO GET THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Owners and managers have a legal responsibility to maintain their restaurants in a reasonably safe manner. This obligation requires owners to regularly inspect the condition of all chairs. Whenever a damaged chair is found, it should be taken away from the seating area. Patrons should be able to enjoy a meal without having to worry about getting severely injured. New York law allows victims of chair break accidents to sue restaurant owners for breaching their legal duties. However, you must show that your accident resulted from a worn-out or broken chair as opposed to your own actions. For example, if the chair fell apart when you sat down because a leg was cracked, the restaurant would be held responsible.
The burden of proof in a restaurant chair injury claim is on the victim. Owners can be held liable for conditions that resulted in the chair collapse due to both action and inaction. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned personal injury attorneys will go to incredible lengths to systematically investigate your restaurant chair failure claim, consider every subtlety, and assemble decisive evidence to build the strongest possible case. Our best-of-the-best eatery chair injury lawyers may use the following evidence to establish liability:
- Prior incident reports from the restaurant;
- Photos of the actual chair as well as other broken restaurant seats;
- Inspection and maintenance logbooks;
- Receipts showing when a chair was purchased;
- Repair records regarding other worn or broken chairs;
- Surveillance footage;
- Statements from restaurant employees and witnesses who may have seen you fall;
- Your hospital bills and medical records;
- Testimony from our world-class accident reconstruction experts; and
- Depositions of the restaurant owner and manager.
Our battle-tested attorneys have decades of practice in devising successful litigation tactics. The sooner that you hire the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., the faster our veteran attorneys can win your case. If you would like more information on obtaining compensation from the restaurant owner and his or her injury policy, please contact our highly experienced attorneys. Our leading team would be honored to answer all your questions and assess the strength of your case. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team are available 24/7 at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. We promise to manage every aspect of your case, from filing a claim to receiving payment.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Western New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!