I Injured Two Teeth on Restaurant Food
I have seen a dentist and I need $2700 worth of work on two teeth and this happened on May 28, 2002. I have been contacted by their insurance saying they have no liability but to repair my teeth. They of course not said too much either, willing to reimburse me but slow to respond as of yet.
–William, Harriman, TN
I suggest you file a small claims court case. Its like the people’s court on T.V. You do not need an attorney. Call your local court house to find out about it. Ask them what is the maximum award you can receive under the court rules. Usually it is somewhere between 1500 and 5,000. If its only 1,500, you will need to file in a higher division and probably would have to get a lawyer.
The whole question comes down to: Was their really a bone in the food? The restaurant will call you a “greedy liar”. They are good at that. You will be the victim of prejudice against victims. If you can convince the court that there was a bone in there, I believe you will prevail. The Court can accept your sworn testimony as proof. It would be better if you actually kept the food or have a witness also. If you have no permanent injury and the restaurant is willing to pay the medical bills, you may want to consider that option. The advantage is that you can avoid years of litigation, attorneys fees and the like.