Des Moines, IA asked in Personal Injury for Nebraska

Q: We went to eat at a fast food place and when my fiance unwrapped his sandwich there was a knife underneath that cut him.

What can we do?

Related Topics:
2 Lawyer Answers
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
Answered
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: If a party is negligent, you may be entitled to damages. If the damages are small (a cut that was fine with just a band-aid), then it may make the most sense to contact the company and see what type of compensation they may be willing to offer (free meal coupons, etc). You may also want to report the incident to the local health department.

If your damages are greater, it may make sense to pursue a court action to recover damages for the injuries from the company's potential negligence.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: If it was a minor cut, it would not be the type of case that an attorney would be likely to handle on a contingency basis. I hope your fiancé is okay and there were no serious injuries. But if there were, he could gather his medical records for the emergency room response & follow-up treatment and discuss the matter with an attorney. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.