Sterling Heights, MI asked in Personal Injury for Ohio

Q: If I end up needing an attorney. Would I be responsible for paying for the attorney?

I was at a restaurant yesterday for breakfast and specifically told them I was allergic to nuts. I found a nut in my meal and as a result spent the day in the ER. Would it be reasonable to ask if the restaurant would cover my ER bill?

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2 Lawyer Answers

A: You can ask the lawyer. Most injury lawyer work on a contingency fee.

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James Carr Suits II agrees with this answer

A: Personal injury attorneys generally work on a contingency fee basis, so they will only be paid if they obtain a settlement / judgment in your favor. It may be a bit tough to find a personal injury attorney willing to take such a seemingly small case as yours, but keep looking around, you may be able to find one. You will need to have a serious discussion with some attorneys regarding the viability of a lawsuit. I think it would be quite reasonable to ask the restaurant to cover your ER bill, that would get them off the hook easier than if an attorney became involved, because an attorney would likely seek a settlement beyond just the ER bill. Best of luck.

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