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        Can I Sue a Restaurant for Burns from a Hot Plate?

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        Question:

        I was eating at a restaurant when the server dropped a hot plate and it was heading for a baby’s head. I jumped out of my chair and grabbed for the plate causing burns on my arms and I also threw my back out of place. Is this grounds for a lawsuit and can I get some type of compensation without having the attorneys involved?

        –Peggy

        Answer:

        Yes, it is grounds for a lawsuit. You can prosecute the claim through small claims court without an attorney. However, the damages are limited, depending on the state that you live in.

        Clifford Horwitz
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        Clifford Horwitz

        As Principal Partner and lead trial lawyer of Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Cliff has devoted his entire career to achieving justice for those who have been victimized by corporate negligence. He has won numerous record-setting jury verdicts and settlements, as well as what was the largest personal injury verdict in Illinois for an individual.

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