California Lawyer for Accident Claims at Yoshinoya
California is home to some of the best Asian cuisine, such as Korean BBQ, Chinese hot pot, and gyudon. In particular, gyudon and other quick prep menu items are extremely popular, as they are healthier alternatives to traditional fast food places. Yoshinoya is the world’s best-known gyudon restaurant chains, with over 100 locations in the state of California.
Authentic Japanese dishes with the speed and convenience of fast food is ideal for many people with busy schedules. But these elements can’t make up for dangerous conditions on the property, which can lead to accidents for guests and visitors. California law requires restaurant owners to take care of their premises and ensure that hazards are removed from the premises. Owners must also make repairs and implement security measures, like putting up surveillance cameras and doing thorough background checks on their employees. This is part of an owner’s duty of care to people on their property. If a store owner breached their duty of care to you through an act of negligence, you have the right to file a claim for monetary compensation.
Did you sustain an injury while you were on the premises of a Yoshinoya restaurant location? DTLA Law Group is ready to discuss the details of your accident and provide you with advice on your legal options. We have many years of experience in accident claims against small and large businesses, including fast food restaurant chains. For a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us today.
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Accidents to Customers at a Yoshinoya Location
There are many different accidents that can cause harm and suffering to customers at Yoshinoya. For now, let’s take a look at the most common sources of injury at a restaurant:
Slip and fall / trip and fall – fall accidents are the leading cause of injuries at stores and restaurants, due to the many things that fall onto the floor. These include water and beverages, grease from food, napkins, and utensils. People can also trip and fall down from loose wiring, uneven flooring, poorly designed handrails, and lack of or poor lighting.
Food poisoning claims – Yoshinoya takes pride in using fresh ingredients, such as meat, vegetables, and eggs. Proper storage and handling of ingredients is exceptionally important, as failure in these areas may result in food poisoning.
Foreign object in food – Food preparation is also critical to ensuring that there are no foreign objects in a customer’s order. Objects like plastic, metal, nails, glass, stones, and insects can cause illness and dental injuries, like broken tooth and bone fractures.
Burn injuries – There is always the risk of burning someone where hot food is concerned. Employees must pay careful attention to the way they package a customer’s order, like making sure that lids are secure and tight, and there are no cracks or holes in the container. Burn accidents also happen when a worker is careless ns how they hand over an order to a customer.
Assault in store due to security issues – when there is a lack of security at a commercial property, it’s only a matter of time before someone is physically or sexually assaulted. This can happen inside the store or in outdoor areas like the parking lot.
Parking lot accident – exposed rebar, pot holes, lack of traffic signs, failure to remove ice and many other hazards are responsible for accidents in restaurant parking lots. In addition, vagrants and other trespassers may take advantage of insufficient security in a parking lot to commit incidents of assault and battery.
Drive through accident –most of these accidents are due to negligence by another driver, like a rear-end collision caused by someone that was texting on their phone. But lack of maintenance and poor design may contribute to these accidents as well, which can make the restaurant liable for injuries to a customer at a drive thru.
Do I have the Right to File a Lawsuit against Yoshinoya?
You may have the right to sue Yoshinoya for monetary compensation if you meet the following conditions, which are based on the concept of premises liability:
Did you have a legitimate reason to be on the property at the time of the injury?
Was the injury caused by a condition that the owner / employees were aware of, or should have been aware of?
Was it possible for the business to take care of the hazardous condition through reasonable means, i.e., cleaning, making repairs, replacing defective items, etc.?
Did you suffer bodily harm as a result of your accident at the restaurant?
Have you sustained monetary losses due to the injuries from your accident?
If your answer to all these questions is “yes,” there’s a good chance that you will succeed in a personal injury lawsuit against a business owner. Of course, you will still need evidence to prove that the store was negligent in their duty of care to you. You must also have the knowledge and experience to overcome any arguments by Yoshinoya’s insurance company, as their goal is to settle your case for the lowest possible amount. The accident injury lawyers of DTLA are ready to guide you through the legal process and secure every penny of the settlement you deserve.
Average Value of a Lawsuit for Accidents at Yoshinoya
The resulting injuries from an accident at a restaurant are fairly serious in most cases. That’s why $150,000 to $2,500,000 is a fair estimate range for injury settlements paid by places like Yoshinoya. If the injuries are catastrophic in nature, meaning they impact the victim’s ability to work and live independently, a personal injury award may exceed $5 million. On the other hand, some cases are worth under $50,000 as they involve minor injuries or shared liability by the plaintiff and the defendant. As you can see, there are great variations in how much a victim is entitled to from an accident claim. A premises liability lawyer here at our office can sit down with you and help you figure out a fair payment amount based on the circumstances of your accident.
What is the Amount of Time that’s needed to Settle an Injury Claim?
If you were injured on a residential property, we can probably reach a settlement with the homeowner in just a few months. But the timeline is generally longer when the negligent party is a major franchise. These entities have more money and resources to devote to a legal case, which means it can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months before a settlement is successfully negotiated. In the event we have to take additional legal actions, like scheduling mediation or going to trial, it may take two years or longer to bring closure to a restaurant injury accident case.
Is There a Time Limit to File an Accident Claim with Yoshinoya?
Legal actions involving bodily harm by a property owner have a 2-year statute of limitation. Essentially, this means that you have 2 years from the accident date to file a lawsuit for incidents like slip and falls, food poisoning, and burns caused by a restaurant employee. Sexual assault lawsuits, however, have a 10-year statute of limitations if you were 18 years of age or older at the time of the assault. Cases involving minors have a much longer statute of limitations – up to 22 years after turning 18 years old.
It’s essential to verify the exact time limit you have for an accident claim with one of our attorneys. There may be exceptions that apply to your case, which may allow additional time to file a lawsuit. But even if an extension is possible, you would have to petition the courts right away to ensure that you do not run out of time to seek monetary damages from Yoshinoya.
Call us for a Free Second Opinion
Our law firm also provides assistance to accident victims in the middle of a case, who need a second opinion from a lawyer with experience in restaurant accident injury claims. Sometimes, there are disputes between attorneys and clients, and insight from another lawyer can be very helpful in these situations. Certain issues are a matter of personality differences, while others indicate serious neglect or incompetence. It’s best to deal with these problems right away in order to minimize any damage to your case. To schedule a free second opinion on your injury claim against Yoshinoya, speak with the personal injury lawyers of DTLA.
Contact Our Law Firm
Are you in need of a Yoshinoya slip and fall lawyer to help you with an accident injury claim? Do you need legal advice from an attorney that’s experienced in burn injuries at a fast food restaurant? No matter the type of accident, we have the right personal injury expert for you here at DTLA Law Group. Our legal team has decades of experience with restaurant injury accident claims, and we are ready to take immediate action on your case.
To discuss your rights and legal options, simply give us a call to arrange for a free case evaluation. If you decide to initiate a claim with one of our attorneys, you pay nothing upfront, thanks to the Zero Fee Guarantee. Our calculation for your settlement award includes legal fees and court costs, so we only get paid by recovering your settlement. That means you pay nothing towards our expenses, regardless of the outcome.
Contact the offices of DTLA and learn how we can assist you if you or your loved one was injured at a Yoshinoya location in California.
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