Fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s have long been convenient places to quickly grab a meal or snack when you’re in a hurry. It’s hard to resist cheap prices and the ability to just drive through and quickly pick up readily made hamburgers, fries, or tacos. If you go inside the restaurant, you can relax and eat while the kids play in the indoor or outdoor play area. However, injury can and does happen in this kind of fast-paced establishment. Employees and even managers are often young and inexperienced in food preparation. Additionally, these individuals have to serve a large number of customers and frequently, have to work at a very fast pace. Common mistakes that might be made can result from:
- Rushed orders
- Overheated coffee
- Undercooked meat
These kinds of mistakes can injure customers in a variety of ways. Unsuspecting customers could get:
- Food poisoning
- Bacterial infections
Fast food eateries are particularly hazardous during peak business hours such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During these times, employees are stretched to their limits and could easily make an error. In the past, lawsuits have been filed and awards given for injuries incurred while at a fast food restaurant. Thus, this type of injury is nothing new in the legal world. However, if you have been injured at a fast food restaurant, you may be able to secure compensation for your medical bills, any wages you lost from missing work, costs related to rehabilitation or therapy, and even for your pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been hurt or gotten sick as a result of employee or managerial negligence at a fast food restaurant, you deserve to know your rights and any legal action you could pursue. Call the Philadelphia injury lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., to receive a free consultation regarding your case.