A bananas foster dessert at a Palm Harbor, Florida restaurant caught fire and resulted in four people suffering burns ranging in severity. A 25-year-old woman was taken to the hospital after allegedly suffering first-and second-degree burns along with a 56-year-old woman suffering respiratory burns.
According to Florida Today, two other individuals suffered burn injuries, but refused medical attention.
The Palm Harbor Fire Rescue said the 151 alcohol that is poured into the dessert ignited and splashed the four customers.
The restaurant, located in northwest Tampa, did not comment on the incident.
Under the Florida premises liability injury laws, the victims of these restaurant burns could receive compensation for their sufferings. The amount of compensation in these types of claims is associated with the severity of the burn, the total amount of medical bills and if there is permanent scarring. Lost wages can also be included in the injury claim if the victims lost time at work.
When suffering a burn injury like the individuals in this case, it is extremely important to speak with an experienced attorney immediately after the accident occurs as there are many steps to take now to assist with your claim, such as notifying the restaurant about the claim, finding out the restaurant’s insurance information, as well as taking pictures of the burn. It is important to note that many times burn injuries go away, so taking good photographs of the injuries suffered right away is ideal.
If you or someone you care for has been injured because of a restaurant’s carelessness in the Tampa Bay area or throughout the state of Florida, contact the Florida Burn Injury Lawyers at the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC online or reach us toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).