If you were walking in a McDonald’s restaurant and you slipped and fell, then the store is most likely responsible for your damages. A slip and fall can lead to life-altering injuries, so you need to make sure you do everything that you can to protect your rights.
The key to a successful personal injury claim is making sure the store is aware of your injuries, how the accident occurred, and they document it. You will need to notify a store manager, so an accident report can be completed. If your injuries are serious, call an ambulance. The responding officer will also complete an accident report.
Support Your Claim
The accident report should detail what happened. Give your account while the details are fresh in your mind. Make sure any witnesses give their account of what happened. If possible, take note of any spills on the floor, what caused you to fall, and other hazards.
Make sure to get the names of employees who see the event or who help you afterwards. If possible, have someone get photos of your injuries and the accident scene as these will support your claim and show what happened.
Damages That Might Result
A slip and fall can lead to serious injuries. You will have past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term disabilities, mental trauma, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent scarring and disfigurement and other damages.
Some injuries from a slip and fall at McDonald's might impact you the rest of your life. Compensation will help you cover your cost of living and get back on track after such an event. You will need to keep copies of medical bills, medical records, missed work and lost wages, and any other documentation that you can to support your claim.
Pursuing a Claim
You will need to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages. For a successful claim, you must show that McDonald’s was negligent. This might involve showing that the spill had been on the floor for a while and employees failed to clean it up or that an employee mopped the floor and didn’t put up a wet floor sign.
If negligence has been proven, you most likely will have a successful personal injury claim against McDonald’s. Negligence has four elements – duty, breach, causation, and damages. In this case, McDonald’s has a duty to offer a safe environment for customers. That duty was breached by a wet floor without warning. The wet floor caused an accident, which in turn, led to damages.
Consult With a Personal Injury Attorney
If you have suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident in McDonald’s, you can recover damages through a personal injury claim. You need to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible because a statute of limitations does apply. Don’t wait until it is too late to recover your losses. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form today to get your claim underway!
*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 McDonald's, or any other party you may not be entitled to any compensation.