If you have had the misfortune to have been injured in a slip and fall at an Applebee’s, or any other restaurant, there are a number of things you need to do as soon as possible.
You should inform the store’s manager preferably in writing so you can keep a copy to use later on. If you were injured at an Applebee’s, or any other restaurant, you may be able to file a claim.
Next you should seek medical attention for your slip and fall injuries. At the doctor’s appointments ensure you keep the copies of invoices as you may be able to include them in your personal injury claim.
Injuries From a Slip and Fall in a Restaurant
The most common injuries from slips and falls are dislocated joints and fractures usually the ankle or wrist, but finger fractures are also common too.
Other likely injuries are sprains and minor cuts and bruises followed by lacerations and open wounds and burns and scalds. If the slip and fall is more serious traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage may take place.
What to Do if Injured in a Restaurant
As soon as you have informed the Applebee’s, or other restaurant manager, you can start to focus on filing your personal injury claim. The most important part of any claim is gathering together all relevant evidence that proves who was at fault for the slip and fall injury.
Evidence to Prove Your Injury Was from a Restaurant Slip and Fall
The evidence required to help prove the fault for your injury from the slip and fall at Applebee’s, or any other restaurant, may include the following:
- photos of the injury caused by the slip and fall;
- photos of the place where the slip and fall injury occurred, and its surroundings
- security camera footage of the accident;
- a written statement compiled by you, the injured party
- medical records which contain details about your injury including doctor’s appointment dates, x-ray results and results of any other tests which have helped to diagnose the injury;
- names and contact details of eye witnesses and the statements they have written about the slip and fall;
- receipts for any out of pocket expenses accumulated due to your injury such as travel expenses to get to medical appointments on time and the cost of modifying your home to account for your injury;
- records indicating the value of the loss of wages resulting from the slip and fall accident.
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Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim for personal injury for a slip and fall against Applebee’s, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.