Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, but are usually caused by slippery floors, where there is a build-up of trash, or where the floor is uneven or cracked.
Fast food restaurants are actually common locations for these sorts of accidents because when they are busy, employees are seldom able to get out and clear tables and keep the floor clean and dry.
If you do slip over and injure yourself because of a messy or poorly maintained restaurant like a McDonald’s, or any other fast food joint, you should contemplate filing a claim for compensation to help pay for medical treatment and replace any wages you might be forced to lose because of the injury.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can give advice and help with a claim.
Damages You May Receive After a Slip and Fall Injury
If you slip and fall over you could just get away with your ego damaged, but sometimes a fall can lead to nasty injuries. If you are seriously injured, for example, you knock yourself out or break a bone or two, you should certainly consider claiming damages for medical treatment and lost earnings.
Your claim against McDonald's may also include a payment to compensate for the ‘pain and suffering’ experienced as a result of the accident. Not all accidents of this nature are the restaurant’s fault, so if you do believe that the restaurant’s negligence was to blame, you should obtain proof that this was the case, for example an eye witness who saw you slip and fall.
Why Consider a Lawyer?
Insurance adjusters often play hard ball when it comes to a claim, especially if their client is any big corporation, like McDonald’s. You will need to make sure that you target the right ‘at-fault’ party if you do decide to file a claim and a PI lawyer can help you do that.
Usually, well documented claims have a better chance of success than those with too little evidence. Proof of negligence can be given by having available witness statements, for example other diners who saw what happened. Your lawyer can advise you what to include with your claim.
Work With a PI Lawyer Today
Some accident victims try and avoid paying legal fees by struggling with a claim all on their own. This tends to play into the hands of the at-fault party’s insurer as they will be unlikely to pay out compensation if they can avoid doing so.
Most PI lawyers in fact do not charge up-front legal fees, but offer contingency agreements. You do not usually pay anything in advance as the legal fee is recovered as part of a successful settlement.
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- What You Need to Know If You Suffer a Slip and Fall Accident at McDonald's*
- Settling Slip and Fall Claims
- Do You Need a Lawyer If There's a Dispute About Who's at Fault?
- Will A Lawyer Take Your Case?
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against McDonald’s, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.