People have been injured in auto accidents at newly-constructed outdoor dining areas for restaurants that have recently moved into the streets due to COVID-19.
Need a Texas Outdoor Dining Auto Accident Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident involving an outdoor dining area, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Outdoor Dining Opens in Texas During COVID-19
In the summer of 2020, Texas restaurants were allowed to open outdoor dining areas at 100% capacity. This resulted in thousands of restaurants suddenly constructing new dining areas on sidewalks, patios, courtyards, and other outdoor areas.
What is the Problem?
Eating outdoors helps control the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) — but it also presents new safety risks for drivers, diners, restaurant employees, and innocent bystanders.
Outdoor Dining Auto Accidents On The Rise
There have been a growing number of auto accidents involving drivers who were surprised to suddenly come upon a dining area in the street.
The Wall Street Journal found at least 4 accidents and 8 injuries occurred in the first 12 weeks of the “Open Restaurants” program in New York City. Traffic safety expert Beau Biller warned:
“It doesn’t surprise me that there have been accidents. All of a sudden, there’s something in the roadway with no warning. That’s going to be a problem.”
SUV Slams Through Outdoor Dining Area in New Jersey
On July 10, an SUV plowed into an outdoor dining area for Nellie’s Place in Waldwick, New Jersey after a 57 year-old driver fainted after giving blood for a COVID-19 test at Rite Aid. No one was injured.
3 People Injured in Outdoor Dining Area in Brooklyn
In New York City on July 21, three diners at the L’Wren cocktail bar in Sunset Park, Brooklyn suffered minor injuries when an out-of-control Ford pickup truck slammed through barriers and ran over several tables.
5 People Injured in Outdoor Dining Area in New York City
On July 12, a driver crashed through the outdoor dining area for the 12 Corazones Restaurant in Queens, New York City. Four patrons and a waitress were injured in the auto accident.
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