When people visit a restaurant or other food service establishment for a meal, they rightfully expect that the food they are served will be safe and contaminant free. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and every year thousands of people become ill or injured due to contaminated food. There are many ways food can be contaminated with hazardous chemical or biological materials, most of which would tend to indicate negligence on the part of the restaurant or some other party. As a result, people who are injured by contaminated food may be able to recover for any losses they incurred through a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. The best way to determine whether you have an actionable claim is to consult with one of our Newnan personal injury lawyers as soon as possible after an incident.
One of the more common ways that people can sick from eating at restaurants is if an employee is sick and comes to work and handles food. In these cases, it is important for patrons to determine exactly what type of illness they contracted and also to consult with an attorney who understands how to establish legal liability in food poisoning cases. Some of the more common symptoms associated with food-borne illness include the following:
- Abdominal cramps
If you or anyone you were dining with develops these or any other unusual symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention. Prompt medical care can mitigate the long-term effects of food poisoning and could potentially keep a victims’ condition from becoming serious.
Contact a Newnan personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury or illness you believe may have been caused by contaminated food, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. The personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping people injured by the negligence of others recover for their injuries. We work hard to get our clients the compensation they deserve, and strive to obtain the best possible settlement or award in each case we take. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.