Do I have a case against the restaurant if I was burned byone of itscandles?

UPDATED: Mar 9, 2012

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Do I have a case against the restaurant if I was burned byone of itscandles?

While at a restaurant, my hair was burned off from a decorative candle behind me that I did not even notice. The flames traveled from the back of my hair to the top half. I was taken the the hospital immediately. Even though there was no scalp injury most of my hair is now gone. I even continue to have reoccurring nightmares about the situation which affects my sleep. Do I have a case against the restaurant?

Asked on March 9, 2012 under Personal Injury, New York


Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You should consult an attorney in your area to determine whether the candle burn was a result of negligence on the restaurant part, such as too close to you, etc. It is too difficult to answer one way or the other without knowing the details.

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