Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

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Yet Another Washington Restaurant Damaged by a Negligent Driver in Kent

Posted Friday, July 15, 2022 by Chris Thayer

We recently highlighted a terrible accident in Renton, which involved a car driving straight into a restaurant and injuring eight people. Well, this seems to be something of a trend in Washington, as a similar accident has occurred in Kent. It is not exactly clear why so many people are crashing into restaurants these days, and perhaps the two incidents share virtually no common contributing factors.

If you have been injured while dining at a restaurant, you should get in touch with a qualified personal injury attorney at your earliest convenience. The good news is that our legal professionals can guide you toward a fair settlement for your injuries. You can then use this settlement to pay for medical expenses, missed wages, and many other damages. Without a settlement, it is difficult to pay for the medical attention you need and deserve.

*Car Drives into Kent Restaurant*On July 9th, it was reported that a vehicle had driven into a Kent restaurant. The vehicle smashed a number of glass windows and jutted into the seating area, injuring two individuals who were trying to enjoy a quiet meal. After the accident, firefighters were quick to arrive, and first responders quickly transported the two injured patrons to a nearby hospital. In addition, a building inspector was sent to inspect the damage.

*When Can You Sue a Restaurant?*If you were injured by a vehicle while sitting in a restaurant, you may be able to sue the restaurant or the driver. The driver would be the more obvious option, and Washington’s “tort-based” system allows you to sue negligent motorists directly for your damages. However, there is no guarantee you will receive enough money to cover your expenses, because the driver may be uninsured.

A second option is to file a claim with your own auto insurance provider, assuming you have insurance. A third option is to sue the restaurant, although this can be tricky. Technically speaking, restaurants only have a duty to protect you against foreseeable events, such as burns, slips, food poisoning, assaults, and so on. Since a car crashing into a restaurant is a rare event, a restaurant usually is not expected to prevent this from happening. That being said, it seems as though car crashes involving restaurants are becoming more common in Washington State.

*Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today*If you have been searching for an experienced personal injury attorney in Kent, look no further than Pivotal Law Group. With our assistance, you can get the compensation you need to pay for medical expenses, missed wages, emotional distress, and much more. Remember, internet research can only get you so far. In addition, the statute of limitations can prevent you from suing if you wait too long, so get in touch today to get started.