If you slip and fall while having a meal at a Starbucks, or any other coffee shop, you should be able to file a PI claim but first of all you have to be able to prove that Starbucks was the cause of your slip and fall accident. Starbucks, like any restaurant could have hazards that might lead to a slip and fall accident and serious injuries.
If you file a claim for a slip & fall at a coffee shop, you’ll need to prove the managers or employees were at fault.. If you slip and fall on a slippery substance or any other discarded product left on the floor and the restaurant workers hadn’t removed the slippery product you may be able to prove that the coffee shop’s lack of action caused your slip and fall to occur.
How to Show Coffee Shop Negligence Caused a Slip and Fall Injury
The most straightforward way to prove that the coffee shop was at fault for your slip and fall injury is to prove that the restaurant manager or its workers knew that an iced coffee or other product had been dropped on the floor by a customer causing a slip and fall hazard but did nothing about it.
As soon as a slip and fall hazard is known about, an employee should place a warning sign next to the hazard or clean it up. Coffee shop owners have a duty to provide clean and safe conditions for their restaurant customers but cannot be held responsible if someone slips over just after a hazard, like a spilled iced coffee, has taken place.
Proving that the staff /manager knew about the hazard but didn’t make any effort to do anything about it before your slip and fall can be difficult, but not impossible. The main way of proving the restaurant is at-fault for the slip and fall accident is ensuring you have suitable evidence that shows clearly that the accident that took place was as a result of a hazard that the restaurant workers should have been aware of.
Evidence to Show a Slip and Fall Was a Coffee Shop’s Fault
There are three main types of evidence that could be used to prove that a slip and fall injury iwas the coffee shop’s fault, which are:
- taking photographs of the accident site showing the slip and fall hazard but with no warning sign present;
- asking eye witnesses, such as other customers sitting or queuing in the restaurant who saw the slip and fall accident take place and are prepared to act as witnesses;
- getting access to security camera photos which may have a record of earlier events.
Get Help Proving Fault
You are welcome to get a free case evaluation to get in touch with a PI lawyer who can help prove that the coffees shop was at fault for your slip and fall injury.
Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Starbucks, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.