Chargrilled burgers, or hamburgers cooked on an open flame, are extremely popular for the extra taste and texture they add to the meat. This is the food that made the Habit Burger Grill famous, starting from their very first location in Santa Barbara, California. The company eventually grew to over 100 locations through America and the U.K., and in 2020, they were acquired by Yum Brands, owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, and other famous restaurant chains.
An accident is the furthest thing on most people’s minds when they visit the Habit Burger Grill. But that’s precisely what happens to many people on a daily basis, due to conditions at the restaurant, such as poor cleaning standards, misconduct by the employees, and inadequate security measures. These are all examples of negligence that can lead to injuries from the following incidents:
- Slip and fall
- Trip and fall
- Falling objects
- Foreign object in food/ food poisoning
- Burn injury
- Accidents from broken chairs or tables
- Parking lot injuries
- Assault and battery
- Sexual assault
As someone that’s been harmed in an accident, legal advice is crucial to protecting your interests and obtaining compensation from the at-fault party. Our law firm is ready to assist you, so please consider a free consultation with the Habit Burger Grill injury attorneys of DTLA Law Group.
Who is Responsible if I’m Injured at the Habit Burger Grill?
Accidents can sometimes be a matter of bad luck, but injuries at a restaurant are usually caused by a dangerous condition on the premises. These include hazards that can cause someone to fall, or lack of security that puts people at risk of being robbed or physically assaulted. Negligence by the employees, like causing burn injuries to a customer, can also leave businesses open to a lawsuit.
The legal basis for a personal injury lawsuit against a restaurant is based on the concept of premises liability. Under the state’s premises liability laws, owners are responsible if someone is harmed on their property from a dangerous condition, or due to the actions of someone that is acting on their behalf. Thus, if you have been injured at the Habit Burger Grill due to negligence or misconduct, you have the right to demand monetary compensation, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage, and lost wages.
Determining the exact cause of your injuries is the first and most important step in suing for an accident at a restaurant. Our lawyers have decades of experience in the investigation of premises liability claims. We will make sure that that the responsible parties pay for their negligence and that justice is achieved on behalf of you and your loved ones.
Food Poisoning Lawsuits against the Habit Burger Grill
Health complications from food poisoning can also be grounds for a lawsuit against the Habit Burger Grill. Cross-contamination, poor storage methods, and other unsafe practices can lead to incidents of food poisoning from bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli. Left untreated, these viruses can cause brain injury, internal organ damage, and other severe illnesses. Immediate medical attention is essential in these cases, along with legal advice from a lawyer with experience in food contamination at restaurant cases.
Foreign objects in food are another source of serious injury at fast food places. Rocks, nails, glass, insects, feces, and other contaminants can end up in your order and cause damage to your mouth, throat, and other parts of your body. If you suffered from food poisoning or foreign objects in your food due to negligence by employees at the Habit Burger Grill, call us right away to discuss the legal actions that are available to you.
Statute of Limitations to File a Restaurant Liability Lawsuit
Cases involving negligence by a property owner have a two-year statute of limitations, meaning you will need to file your lawsuit no less than 2 years from the incident date. If you do not take legal action within this time, the courts will most likely ban you from seeking monetary compensation from the restaurant. As extensions are extremely difficult to obtain, please don’t wait to contact our office and initiate the legal process if you’ve been injured at a Habit Burger Grill location.
How Much are these Cases Worth on Average?
Many people try to get a sense of what their own lawsuit is worth based on settlements that are recovered by others in similar situations. This information is helpful, but at the end of the day, your case has many elements that are unique to your accident and the injuries you’ve suffered. That’s why it’s important to speak with a personal injury lawyer, who can help you calculate the total damages you’ve sustained from an accident at the Habit Burger Grill. Most restaurant injury cases at our law firm are settled for around $100,000 to $2.5 million, but these are just estimates that may or may not reflect the value of your own Habit Burger Grill injury claim.
How Long will it Take to Settle my Case?
We understand the urgency to settle your case and receive the funds you need to cover the expenses that are associated with your accident. However, insurance companies for major corporations are not in the business of making fair settlement offers. That’s why it’s important to have a lawyer on your side that can negotiate for the payment you deserve. How long this process will take depends on many factors, but we would say that 6 to 10 months is the average timeframe to resolve a restaurant accident injury claim. Of course, there are cases that take longer – maybe around 12 to 24 months, due to the severity of injuries, liability by the restaurant, and many other issues, which we can discuss with you during a free case review.
Schedule a Free Second Opinion
While many of the calls we receive are from recently injured people, those with active cases also reach out to us for advice and guidance. Most of these claimants are not receiving the time and attention they deserve, or they have serious concerns about their lawyer’s ability to win their case. We are happy to help with a free second opinion on your pending accident claim against the Habit Burger Grill. There is no cost to you for meeting with us, so there’s nothing to lose by taking some time to learn about your rights and legal options. Contact our law firm to schedule a free second opinion with the lawyers of DTLA.
Lawyer with Experience in Accidents at Fast Food Restaurants
Being injured at a restaurant is a scary and painful experience, and there are many expenses you will need to cover as a part of the recovery process. You should not have to pay for these costs when your accident was caused by another party’s negligence. That’s the motivation behind everything we do for our clients here at DTLA Law Group.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in the recovery of settlements from major businesses throughout California. You can count on us to secure the funds you are entitled to if you’ve had an accident at the Habit Burger Grill. You can hire us at no upfront cost, by the way, as we charge all legal fees to the party you are suing. That means we make absolutely nothing unless you receive compensation from a successful lawsuit.
A free consultation on your case is just a phone call away, so contact us immediately to speak with an experienced accident injury lawyer.