If you slip and fall while purchasing or eating fast food in a fast food outlet you should be able to file a PI claim, but first of all you have to be able to prove that the fast food outlet was the cause of your slip and fall accident. Any fast food restaurant could have hazards that may lead to a slip and fall accident and serious injuries.
If you file a claim for a slip & fall at a fast food restaurant, you’ll need to prove the fast food outlet was at fault. If the fast food restaurant had a slippery substance like the remains of a banana smoothie spilled on a floor, it is required to clean the area as soon as possible so the restaurant is safe for customers to use.
If you slip and fall on a banana smoothie or another discarded product and the workers hadn’t removed the hazard you may be able to prove the fast food restaurant’s lack of action caused your slip and fall to take place.
How to Show the Fast Food Restaurant’s Negligence Caused Slip and Fall
The best way to prove that the fast food restaurant was at fault for your slip and fall injury is to prove that the restaurant manager or workers knew of the potential slip and fall hazard and had enough time to sort it out and make the fast food restaurant safe but failed to do so. As soon as a slip and fall hazard becomes evident a fast food restaurant worker should place a warning sign near the hazard.
Fast food restaurant owners have a duty to provide clean and safe conditions for restaurant users but cannot be held responsible if someone slips over immediately after a hazard like a spilled iced coffee occurs.
Proving that the staff /management knew about a hazard but didn’t do anything about it in time can be difficult, but not impossible.
The main way of proving the restaurant is at fault for the slip and fall accident is providing the right evidence that shows clearly that the accident that took place was as a result of the hazard.
Evidence to Show a Slip and Fall Was the Fast Food Restaurant’s Fault
There are three key ways that fault can be established following a fast food restaurant slip and fall injury:
• try to get the fast food restaurant’s security camera footage if it is available as
past events may have been recorded;
• take photos of the accident site showing the hazard in the restaurant but that there was no warning sign present;
• approach eye witnesses, like other fast food restaurant users who saw the slip and fall accident take place and are prepared to act as witnesses.
Get Help Proving Fault
Get a free case evaluation to get in touch with a PI lawyer who can help prove the fast food restaurant 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 Wendy’s, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.