Los Angeles, CA Food Poisoning Lawyer
Food poisoning is uncomfortable at best and dangerous for your health at worst – and most of the time all you can do is wait for the bacteria to pass through your system, which can greatly disrupt your life. Though many circumstances can lead to food poisoning, if it’s due to another person’s fault, you may be able to legally recover compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering.
Due to all the potential causes of food poisoning, filing a claim can be a complicated process. To give yourself the best chance of success, you need the help of a skilled Los Angeles, CA Food Poisoning Lawyer. At Rafii & Nazarian, LLP, our personal injury attorneys are here to help you by providing legal professionals who:
- Have over 75 years of combined experience in personal injury law.
- Maintain an open line of communication with our clients, keeping them informed through every step of the process.
- Operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you only pay us when we win your case.
We understand the complexities of food poisoning cases and are ready to help you. Contact us for a free consultation to start.
Why Choose Rafii & Nazarian, LLP
Many complex elements go into a food poisoning claim, from determining the cause of your illness to proving liability. Having an experienced food poisoning attorney on your side is essential to making a successful claim for your rightful compensation.
The Los Angeles, CA food poisoning lawyers of Rafii & Nazarian, LLP, not only have the experience needed to navigate the elements of a food poisoning claim, we also dedicate ourselves to helping you understand your legal rights and the laws relevant to your case. With us, you’ll have the assistance you deserve, all the way from your initial consultation to the resolution of your case.
Causes of Food Poisoning
Food poisoning occurs whenever someone eats contaminated food. In most cases, this illness stems from bacteria and viruses, though parasites, mold, toxins, even allergens can lead to sickness as the body negatively reacts to the stimuli. Common bacteria can result in minor bouts of food poisoning, while more dangerous strains like E. coli can cause serious health complications.
Bacteria and other contaminants can enter food in many ways. Sometimes, failure to cook food properly allows bacteria to survive. Not properly washing hands before preparing food and cross-contamination from allowing cooked and uncooked foods to touch each other can also lead to food poisoning. In some cases, it’s not even necessary to eat the food to get sick. Touching your face and mouth while preparing food can allow bacteria to enter the body.
Who Is Liable?
It’s necessary to have solid proof that the other party was at fault to recover compensation. However, determining liability in food poisoning cases can be difficult to do. Food poisoning can come from many different sources, so even if you have a feeling your illness stemmed from a certain meal you ate at a restaurant, proving that the food you ate was responsible for your illness is a different matter.
However, if a restaurant engaged in improper food preparation and handling procedures, allowing bacteria to enter your meal, it would be liable for your illness. The same is true if the restaurant knowingly used a product that had a reported risk of contamination.
To successfully prove liability in your food poisoning case, you will need concrete proof that the food the restaurant prepared was directly responsible for your illness. A Los Angeles, CA food poisoning lawyer at Rafii & Nazarian, LLP, can help you gather the evidence you need to prove liability.
Your Los Angeles, CA Food Poisoning Lawyer
In any injury claim, timely filing is the necessary first step to a successful claim. If you or a loved one has suffered from food poisoning due to another party’s negligence, don’t hesitate to reach out for legal help. Contact a Los Angeles, CA food poisoning lawyer from Rafii & Nazarian, LLP, for a free initial consultation today.