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Potential Sources of Liability in a Food Poisoning Case

When we purchase food from a retailer or a restaurant, we rightfully expect that the food we receive is safe to eat and free from contamination. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and every year thousands of Americans are affected by unsafe food. The injuries that people can sustain due to contaminated food can range from minor annoyances to more serious medical conditions that can cause long term complications. Fortunately for victims of tainted food, Georgia law allows people to recover for restaurant or other food providers’ negligence. One of the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you determine whether you have a claim, as well as file suit on your behalf to recover for your injuries.

Food can be contaminated in a variety of ways, and determining who was responsible for the contamination is essential to establishing legal liability. As a result, it is important for anyone who suspects that they have developed an illness due to contaminated food see a medical professional to determine what caused their condition. Food can be affected by improper handling or storage, unsanitary conditions, chemical contamination, or improper manufacture, among other things. Likewise, many different parties can be responsible for contaminated food, including:

  • A restaurant that served the food
  • The supplier who provided the food to the seller
  • The food producer
  • The company or person responsible for delivering the food

There are other parties that could be liable depending on the circumstances of your injury. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you identify from whom you may be able to recover for your injuries.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured because of contaminated or spoiled food, you may be eligible for significant compensation. Some of the potential losses for which you may be able to recover in a Coweta County personal injury lawsuit include damages for medical bills or lost wages. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping personal injury victims recover for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call us today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia